When I got the task of making a David Byrne’s poster it made me pause for a moment, “Better think outside the box or do something different”, I thought. Well… I always wanted to do a silkscreened poster without any black, like some of the turn of the 20 century lithographs. I had never done that before and this artwork in my opinion just lent itself to that concept. Also, what I really like about the resulting print, is that since there isn’t any black overprinting in the poster, you can see the color trapping, which creates a visible, secondary, colored line-work. The punchy Firehouse metallics of cause give it an amazing modern look 😉 My drawing, which is adapted from a sketch found in an old german magazine, needed lots of love and attention, before it was able to be brought back to life again in this century. I just loved the concept for David Byrne & St. Vincent, again, because it’s a little weird and it’s upside down, as well as beautiful and alluring. We printed an edition of 150 posters for the show at The Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, CA on October 15th, 2012. It’s silkscreened in 3 colors, at the Hangar 18 in Oakland, CA, and wouldn’t have been possible without the gracious and expert work & help of Chuck Sperry. The poster is 17.25″ x 27.75″, printed on cougar stock and is #168 in the FHGV series. As always the edition is signed and numbered.

Dave Byrne & St. Vincent rock poster by Alex Fischer

David Byrne & St. Vincent
October 15th, 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre
Poster Size: 17.25″w x 27.75″h
Edition: 150 signed & numbered
Stock: Cougar 100 lb




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