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.
My 2nd poster for The Motet is also my very first FILLMORE poster...for the venue in Denver, CO...
This was created for their 4/20 show this year, as Colorado celebrated the passing of Amendment 64.
The art was also utiilized as T shirts and the official laminate.
New Poster Art- "The Real & Spongecake and the Flufframblers" 2/21-2/24 Chipper's Lanes - Broomfield, CO
One hails from Oregon-the other from North Carolina-two up and coming jambands meeting up for a double bill in Colorado this month for a series of shows in the Denver/Broomfield area of CO. The venue is Chipper's Lanes-a popular bowling alley that also doubles a s a great live music venue.
These guys are good...been listening to their tracks on ReverbNation and they've got alot of heart. These shows are Furthur pre and after parties, so it was a no brainer for me to create something slightly Deadish for them! Two back to back skellies and a general groovy, trippy vibe to draw in folks just coming off of a Furthur show
This took me back to my days in Baltimore making flyers for Dead cover bands and running them off on a Xerox machine-then passing them out by hand to people on the lot at summer tour.
My first major poster of 2013 is also my first for Conscious Alliance-"Art That Feeds".
The event is "The Cirque Side of the Moon"-a Voodoo Mardi-Gras masquerade featuring a performance of Dark Side of the Moon by Wish We Were Floyd-as well as DJ's and world class acrobats and cirque performers. Created by MOTH Poetic Circus
February 8th, 2013 at Casselmans Bar and Venue in Denver, CO.
Posters will be available at the event, and shortly afterwards on Conscious Alliance's online store. All proceeds go directly to hunger relief efforts in local communities.
The Motet are an amazing band out of Colorado that bring old-school funk to the jam band scene-I was first blown away by their Halloween masquerade show when they played the music of The Talking Heads. Their recent "take" on my favorite band inspired me to offer my services for their show tonight , as they bring "Funk is Dead" to a sold-out show at The Independent here in San Francisco.
Thanks to all the Motet and to their sound guru, David Tash for making this happen. A limited edition will be on sale at the show tonight. I will also release a small number of artist's proof very soon when I launch my online store in 2013.
UPDATE: Poster sold out at the show.
Poster art for Hot Buttered Rum's 3 night NYE run here in San Francisco. Went for a antique, country feel w/ the wood grain. The pearled inlay patterns remind me of what you would see on the necks of custom built string instruments. The monarch was my idea, the bicycles are in honor of The Mission at the band's request. Thanks to Nat Keefe of HBR and Jon Eisenberg of Blackspy Marketing for this opportunity.
Two versions were requested-the actual show poster, which will be on sale during the run, but also a "street team" version below.
This is my second poster for LONESOME LOCOMOTIVE-an up and coming SF based blues/jam band. They rock-check them out at
A limited number of prints will be produced for promotional purposes-and perhapos available at the show-details coming soon.
An original train design-the Flaming LL 420 Express. The colors and smokestack were inspired by the animation of Yellow Submarine and the art of Peter Max.
So, it's no secret I'm a Tolkien freak, and I absolutely ADORE those films...two of my best airbrush pieces I've ever done are Gandalf and Gollum-I just submitted them to The One Ring.net in their search for the world's best Tolkien fan art. Let's see what happens...
So, every year up in Laytonville, CA-a small town 3 hrs north of SF, my very good friends bring some authentic Louisiana flavor to Mendocino w/ their annual Crawfish Boil-held at the Laytonville Rodeo Grounds.
6th Annual Laytonville Crawfish Boil- (c) Shane Edward Grogg 2012
This year, I was asked to create a poster for the event, along w/ a matching t shirt. I wanted to capture the blend of Louisiana, Northern California, and the western feel of the rodeo in one image. Thus, we have the cowboy riding the bucking crawfish. YeeHaa!
As stated, these folks are pure New Orleans, and are rabid Saints fans-so I used the fleur-de-le symbol against a faded wood grain background-and since there are bands performing, this qualifies as a gig poster-a limited run will be available at the event, as well as t shirts-once again by my good friend and frequent partner Dave Rosen at On The One Merchandise in Mill Valley.
Performing at this year's boil will be The Lost Bayou Ramblers and Ray and the Reveleers.
All proceeds benefit the Laytonville Rodeo Grounds.
This is one of my favorite posters I've ever done and turned out great. Can't wait to get up there and get my boil on! Big thanks to Sarah, Clay, Mat and everyone up there who makes this happen-so happy to be a part of it.
This year's Jerry Day poster has taken many forms...teaser image, teaser poster, poster, T shirt, newspaper ad and finally-an electronic Jumbotron billboard for the Giant's game on Jerry's 70th birthday.
The actual poster was inspired by an old tour photo of Jerry taken by a friend...I wanted to have Jerry holding up his guitar while jamming, with that little smile on his face as he looks to his band mates as a tune is about to wrap up-i also used some design elements I created for another piece back in 97...and all my new found style tricks for making my fonts "pop" off the page.
Thanks again to Dave Rosen and On The One Merchandise for producing this sweet T shirt.
Billboard version layout for the Jumbotron screen at AT & T Park.
The Jerry Day logo was created by a talented artist named Laurel Seward in 2007, and each year I style and color to match the artwork of that year.