Soundgarden at Fox Theater silkscreen poster by Chris Shaw

Soundgarden silkscreen poster by Chris Shaw
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
6 Colors on 20″ x 33″ Cougar stock
Edition of 250
Signed & Numbered

I was thrilled to do this poster. I love Soundgarden, its a local show, and better, it meant I got to work with my good pal Chuck Sperry printin’ at Hangar 18. This is the second of a pair of posters for Soundgarden’s Oakland shows at the Fox on the 12th and 13th of Feb. The first poster is a beauty by Chuck that can be seen at www.chucksperry.net

Chuck and I decided on some collaboration to make the 2 posters a loose pair – though an odd pair they may be. After deciding on a size, color format, and a general theme riffing on Soundgarden’s “King Animal” album title, we both simply did our thing.

My poster’s image is The Madonna of the Squid. Modern Icons are a theme I’ve worked with for a long time, mainly with paintings, but occasionally they make it onto rock posters as well. I conceived a Giant Squid incorporated into a classic orthodox Madonna. Chuck was working with ideas about power, privilege and State. My image is about the many tentacles of the Church. Church & State. Its not intended to be a dark piece or brash political statement, but, like most of my work there’s some underlying metaphors. I won’t get into it deeply here, however, I will say that I don’t particularly like squids and sea monsters, yet they fascinate me.

The screenprint sizzles with 6 colors, including gold and silver, creating some killer metallic color effects. I also used a transparent black ink for the black plate which brings out some deep tones and textures with the underlying ink layers. Many of the metallic textures and mezzotints were created by hand with wax on old-school blueline, the piece has a real analog feel. A big thanks to Chuck for his expertise and alchemy to make this print look great.

Soungarden silkscreen posters by Chris Shaw

Soundgarden Show poster by Chris Shaw

Soundgar­den at the Fox Theater, Oakland
February 13, 2013
SHOW POSTER

6 Col­ors on 20″ x 33″ Cougar stock
Screenprinted Edi­tion of 250
Signed & Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You

 

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Soundgarden (Green Metallic Gold Variant) poster by Chris Shaw

SoundgarÂden at the Fox Theater, Oakland
February 13, 2013
SILVER Variant

6 Col­ors on 20″ x 33″ metallic silver stock
Variant Edi­tion of 16
Signed & Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You

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Soundgarden Show poster by Chris Shaw

Soundgar­den at the Fox Theater, Oakland
February 13, 2013
BLUE / GOLD Variant

5 Col­ors on 20″ x 33″ metallic gold stock
Variant Edi­tion of 12
Signed & Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You
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Soundgarden (Green Metallic Gold Variant) poster by Chris Shaw

Soundgar­den at the Fox Theater, Oakland
February 13, 2013
GREEN / GOLD Variant

6 Colors on 20″ x 33″ metallic gold stock
Variant Edi­tion of 4
Signed & Numbered

– NOT AVAILABLE –

 

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Public Image Ltd poster by Chris Shaw

On December 6, 2012, in Posters, Silkscreen, by Dire Wolf

Public Image Ltd silkscreen poster by Chris Shaw

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October 25, 2012
The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Firehouse-Goldenvoice series #174
Edition of 160
Signed & Numbered

Currently Unavailable

This Kim Jong-illin’ 4 color silkscreen poster includes metallic ink!

 

 

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Elvis Costello poster by Chris Shaw

On December 6, 2012, in Posters, Silkscreen, by Dire Wolf

Elvis Costello at The Warfield, silkscreen poster by Chris Shaw

Elvis Costello & The Imposters silkscreen poster Chris Shaw
April 15, 2012
The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
Firehouse-Goldenvoice series #154
20″ x 30″ on Cougar stock
Edition of 160
Signed & Numbered

Currently Unavailable

This limited edition 4 color silkscreen poster includes metallic ink!

 

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