Monday, April 22, 2013

Poster for Willie Nelson's 80th

This 18"x24", four color, screen printed gig poster was created for The Backyard (Austin, TX) and Willie Nelson's 80th birthday show held there on April 28th, 2013. Being asked to do this was an honor and an unforgettable place to start my foray into the realm of poster art.

Once drawn and inked, the design was transferred to birch plywood and hand carved as a woodcut relief print. After turning the carved and inked wood block through my traditional etching press the resulting impression was scanned, digitally colored and prepped for printing. The edition was limited to only 150 prints which were screen printed by Ben LaFond of Burlesque of North America. Each poster is signed and numbered in pencil on the front.

Click here to get one of the few made available online.

Below are some process clips that were shot during the poster's creation.

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