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"Some rise, some fall, some climb..."


I originally drew this "Lady w a Fan" back in 1995 w colored pencil and never finished her...after several attempts to incorporate her into a GD design, I was thrilled to have DSO choose this image for their Spring Tour East 2014 poster, T shirt and laminate package.

 She was inspired by Mucha, and the turtles are based on a refrigerator magnet I found in Hawaii. The twisty pedestal and glowing orbs came from my imagination after a particularly "visual" experience I had while listening to Terrapin.

 The t shirt is now on sale at all shows on the tour, and at DSO's website...
Thanks again to the band and their folks for the opportunity-keep doing what you do!


http://www.darkstarorchestra.net/NEWSITE/HTML/dso.php


http://www.shopdso.net/collections/new-arrivals/products/dark-star-orchestra-spring-tour-east-2014-t-shirt-shipping-now

 
 
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 I couldn't be happier to have won this year's Haight Ashbury Street Fair poster contest. It was 20 years ago that I first entered, and this is my 5th winning entry.

 The Street Fair is on Sunday, June 8th and prints will be on sale at the event.

 Many thanks to all the organizers and sponsors of the HASF and to all the talented artists who have entered and won over the years.

 I dedicate this poster to the late Bette Mendel of Mendel's Art and Fabric. Haight St will never be the same w/o you. 

www.haightashburystreetfair.org


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(c) Haight Ashbury Street Fair-all rights reserved


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original artwork/line drawing for HASF 2014
 
 
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 I was very happy to be commissioned to create an original, collectable "vintage" style poster for The San Francisco Auxiliary for Children's annual Jewel Ball.  This year's theme was "A Roaring Twenties Gala" and was held at the fabulous Four Season's Hotel in downtown SF. 

 Every guest received a print and a beautiful framed version was provided for the silent auction.

 I also rented a tuxedo and attended the ball-it was quite an evening.

 Thanks to Wendy Basara for a great party! See you next year!


 

 www.sfjewelball.org





 
 
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Updating my page w the last posters of 2013...first up was The Motet's Halloween run of shows from 10/31-11/2 in and around Denver, CO.

 This is my 3rd poster for the band after "Funk is Dead" and the 4/20/13 Fillmore show-combined a Day of The Dead motif w a nod to Magenta from Rocky Horror. 
 
 Thanks again to Dave Watts and all the members - plus the sound man supreme Dave Tash. Looking forward to more in 2014!

http://themotet.net/

https://www.facebook.com/THEMOTET



 

 
 
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 The northern California debut of a new Bay Area musical "supergroup" combining classic jam band and G.D. w reggae, funk and hip-hop-featuring Jay Lane (Primus, Ratdog) and the luminous Sunshine Becker (Furthur), Happy Sanchez, Chris Burger, Perry Winston and Paul Kates. Their premiere gig on 10/23/13 was also my first official poster for the Sweetwater Music Hall! 

 I also adapted the poster into several promotional versions, Facebook banners and handbills...w the header and font styling of the poster serving as the bands official "emblem".

Remember that name, and in the meantime, check them out at 



www.jhsbj.net
and on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/jhsbj
 


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An original creation, airbrushed and scanned to create a symmetrical image...adapted into a promotional poster for the Festival of Rock Posters show where I will be exhibiting for the first time!

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 I found a thumbnail of this character in my old sketchbook...I dusted her off, refined a few lines and projected her onto a t- shirt, fired up my airbrush and jumped in. I had no pre-ordained idea of who she was, rather-I just started painting and drawing on all the imagery I have absorbed over a lifetime of science fiction, fantasy, comic books, album covers, Heavy Metal magazine and old-school airbrush-while getting in some freehand practice w/ strokes, swirls, dots and handheld masks...

 As she progressed and my brush was working well, I started seeing different things in her headdress, in the background...her jewels, her stare, her attitude...a little Elvish queen and cosmic Valkrye...a bit of Avatar and a touch of X Men's Sh'iar race...and the psychedelic color pallette of the original Star Trek series.

 The second "face" appeared above her brow-suddenly she became a wise Mayan priestess from another galaxy...

 After finishing the shirt and photographing it for the computer, I wanted to see what would happen if I took one half of the image and "flipped" it, to create a more symmetrical effect...and was really happy when I saw what happened.

 I'm honored to be using this image for The Rock Poster Society's upcoming "Festival of Rock Posters" show-held annually in The Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park-where I will be one of the artists in attendance!

 A limited edition of this poster, and many more from my portfolio, will be available at the event. 

http://trps.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events/188482794609884/






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Sporting the finished shirt at Phish-8/3/13 at B.G.C.A. in San Francisco.

 
 
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 My 5th year providing poster art for the penultimate Jerry Garcia celebration-and my best work to date.

 This year's image features his childhood Harrington Street house in the Excelsior neighborhood, as well as twin tigers from the famous guitar by Doug Irwin. 

  It also features an updated version of the original Jerry Day logo first created by artist Laurel Seward.

 The t shirt version SOLD OUT at the event-thanks to Stuntrocker Dave and On The One Merchandising for their excellent work.

 It also features the new J.G.A. emblem/symbol (created by yours truly) to help raise awareness and funds to keep the powers-that-be from changing the name of the beloved little amphitheater that has come to be synonymous w the man himself. These were made into posters and stickers available at jerryday.org.

 This year's Jerry Day was by all accounts a tremendous success...thanks to all the volunteers and musicians-esp to my favorite local band Lonesome Locomotive and Garrin Benfield making their Jerry Day debut this year...also thanks to Ben Jammin and Jammin on Haight for the stunning tye-dye tapestry backdrops that adorned the stage...and as always, to the man who makes it all happen every year-Tom Murphy.

http://www.jerryday.org/
http://www.jerryday.bigcartel.com/
http://jamminonhaight.com/
http://www.ontheonemerch.com/



Jerry Garcia Amphitheater emblem-poster by SEG Airbrush and Design w permission of Garcia Family.
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The SOLD OUT event shirt!

 
 

July 26-28th, 2013 Tidewater, Oregon

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 My 2nd year providing poster art for this homegrown, organic, "family style" music festival in Tidewater, Oregon.

 This year, by request, the poster features and highlights the unique Black Sheep stage canopy and design...adorned w/ tye dyes and stretched canvas to catch light and enhance the circus style performance art that takes place after dark...as well as the specific phase of The Moon during this weekend...


http://www.blacksheepfamilyreunion.com/
  
 https://www.facebook.com/BlackSheepFamilyReunion2013?ref=br_tf

 

 
 
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Once again I'm happy to have done the poster for my friend's annual Louisiana style crawfish boil in the beautiful Northern California town of Laytonville...

 A special highlight is that this year, the headlining musical act is none other than Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes...making it my first official gig poster for one of my all time favorite bands...

Sunday, September 1st at the Laytonville Rodeo Grounds. 


 
 
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A benefit/birthday party for kids fighting cancer at the Family House-presented by my good friend Bobby Thomas-featuring and inspired by the genius of Prince.

 I've been a huge fan since "1999" -(the album, not the year) so I was happy to contribute-esp to help make things a little easier for those kids and their parents as they fight so hard

 Family House serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns.