Radiohead had a benefit concert in LA last weekend to raise money for Haiti. They raised an amazing $572,754. There is a limited edition poster by Kii Arens of the event selling for $75 over at www.lalalandposters.com. Al proceeds go to OXFAM. Go get one. I did. Or just donate. (Note: This is a second edition of 250. The first edition of 100 sold out at lightning speed so do not wait on this. Just do it.)
UPDATE: The second edition has the RED background; The first edition has the YELLOW background. (Thanks commenter Neil!)
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(Note: I just found out today that an old surfing friend of mine from Humboldt lost his fiance in the colapsed Hotel Montana in Haiti. He is there now trying to find her. Thinking of you, Eric…)
UPDATE: Received mine in the mail yesterday. Looks like I was quick enough to get a yellow one. It is BEAUTIFUL! The stock is unbelievably thick. The red ones are still available and even though the price is a bit steep, it is worth it. It will only increase in value too. People are already selling these on Ebay.
The Boston Public library has posted an amazing collection of old travel posters on Flickr. I have seen other collections of travel posters but each one in this collection is especially top notch. Here are a few I like:
What a beautiful letterpress print from Albert Cerriteno.
It is a three color 8.5″ by 11″ print in an addition of 250. It is a mere $20 bucks. That is a steal my friends. Check out the detail…
Go get it! Hurry! There are only 70 in stock as of this posting.
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UPDATE: Sold out! If you snoozed, you lose.
Edition of 150, signed and numbered. Thirty bucks at octophant.us. Someone please go buy this. For me.
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UPDATE: My wife gave me the thumbs up on this one. Damn if I didn’t marry UP! Thanks, sweetheart!
Go check out this nice collection of Hispanic posters over at Behance Network. Unfortunately there isn’t any information about them at all. I think they are all by Luis Fitch over at Uno Branding but I am not sure.
Oh my. It is not fair that I have five posters sitting at home that need framing and then come across these two awesome posters by Jay Ryan at The Bird Machine. These are from Patton Oswalt’s recent gigs in Athens and Atlanta Georgia and featuring Patton’s dog Grumpus and Star Wars action figures. (Patton is a huge Star Wars nerd.) I really shouldn’t get any more posters since we are out of wall space and I still have those other five to frame but, since my wife is gone for the week, the only question for me at this point is which one to buy. I think I am leaning toward the Boba Fett one.
The two posters approximately 17.5 x 23 inches, printed on white cover using five screens. Each has an edition of 300 that are signed and sell for $20. Fine art for twenty bucks, folks. Good deal. Now go support an artist!
Speaking of awesome posters, Micah Smith (AKA My Associate Cornelius) is selling every one of his awesome posters for only ten bucks each until the end of the year. Now that is a recession buster. I highly recommend you go and by one of theses hand pulled silk screened beauties and hang it up on your wall over that hole from that whiskey bottle you threw at it last Christmas. If you don’t see a band you like, well, frankly, your music taste sucks.
Check out this beautiful series of limited edition woodcuts by Paul Roden and Valerie Leuth for sale over at Tugboat Printshop. I want the one pictured here but I have five or six prints that are waiting to be framed right now so it is a bit hard to justify. Will one of you go buy it and get it framed real nice and then invite me over to dinner so I can steal it from you? Thanks in advance!
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