Friday, July 10, 2009


This is a series of posters I made under commission of the London based Bullet Creative for the Cool Sounds from the Frozen Arctic event organized by Cape Farewell and the Eden Project as part of the 2009 Eden Sessions.
It was a nice job since the kids at Bullet basically let me do 'my thing' and luckily for me the client really liked it.

Because of a somewhat limited budget I wasn't able to custom-drawn all the type, but I did do the 'Shlomo'. For the "Jarvis Cocker" I made use of the House Industries, Photolettering Inc. online application of which I am lucky enough to be a beta tester.

All of these were used, apart from the one with Jarvis Cocker. He had to drop out of the line-up for reason I'm not aware of.

Hope you like.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Digging the crates

Over the years I have designed a ton of T-shirts, which was fun, but hardly lucrative. The one thing I still get a bit of a kick out of though, is bumping into people wearing them every so often. This usually happens at punk-rock or hardcore gigs as the vast majority of those shirts were commissioned by Mark Beemer.... hang on there's logic to that.
Mark being a veteran photographer of the hardcore and punk-scene also runs the Syrentha Savio Endowment, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to underprivileged women who cannot afford the expense of fighting breast cancer.
He raises money by, among other things, sell limited edition t-shirts of well-known hardcore- punk- and alternative-bands who make their name available free of charge (I assume). And these needed to be designed. So that's where I came in.

Not all of these were used in the end, but I like these enough to post them (obviously). Click the pics for a closer look.

All American Rejects (never used).

Antiflag (never used)

Between the Buried and Me

the Draft, I also turned this into a painting, with the band's permission.

Funeral for a Friend

Halifax (never used)

Minus the Bear


Mark also organized tours and when he set up shop in Austin for the SxSW festival in 2007, I did something special for the occassion. A double bill of LIFETIME and My Chemical Romance, t-shirts and a poster.

Orange 9MM

Paint it Black

the Pink Spiders


Sacry Kids Scaring Kids

The Sounds

The Receiving End of Sirens

Sorry for the carpet-bomb-post but I figured I had to make up for my blog slackery lately.