New print in the shop!
You might notice that the Sound System print was pretty close to the original word art design. I didn’t really think the one that I did for Waiting would make a good lino print, plus I really wanted to take a serious stab at some hand-lettering. I got a few more process photos from this one than the last print. I must have written this out a thousand times – on paper scraps, envelopes, sketchbooks, bank slips. If anyone wandered in and saw my desk, they’d have probably thought I lost my marbles. But I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
If you want to pick one up, it’s in the shop.
So after a bit of trial and error, and a few less stab wounds than I’d predicted, my print’s done. Even better, you can pick one up in the shop. Makes a great Christmas gift, if your friends are as weird as mine are.
The design is based off of one that I did for the word art project, for Operation Ivy’s “Sound System.” And speaking of the shop, we’re down to one Train Job poster left, so maybe go check that bad boy out.
If you’ve been digging the word art project, you can now download them as desktop wallpapers. It’s an odd format (square), but I actually like having the blank background on either side (dock on the left, desktop items on the right, party in the back… wait…)
The list includes AFI, Bad Religion, Bob Dylan, The Cure, The Dear Hunter, Dustin Kensrue, Foxboro Hot Tubs, Jack Gantos, Green Day, Lou Holtz, Jimmy Eat World, Millencolin, Operation Ivy, Pinhead Gunpowder, Public Enemy, The Replacements, Rise Against, Hunter S. Thompson, Henry David Thoreau, and Thrice.
It’s possible that I’m watching too much Archer lately. Maybe.
It’s borderline unsettling, but I could make a mint selling them as valentines at Hot Topic.
I’ve mentioned to a few people that I treat chronic pain with music. Usually of the loud and fast variety.
This one actually started the whole word art project, but I hadn’t gotten around to posting it. I liked the lyrics so much that I wanted to do something with them, and then this happened.