Dienstag, 6. März 2012
the mascot for the OKEEFENOKEE DJ TEAM LEIPZIG! a little red crocodile, hanging around in my garden and fishing with my original 45s.... i tried to doodle it on a very tiny cardboard while fishing...
Freitag, 2. März 2012
a cool retro surf band from la coruna (galicia) knocked on my door someday to engage me with the coverartwork and design for their first 7" EP with 4 smashing surf songs. "quasimoto" is surf-slang for the typical surfer position on the surfboard. on the front you see hunchie the hunchback doing the quasimoto on his board, while he pulls two surfing birds... wohoooo - get the EP the soonest hodaddy-ooooo
another cover i made a few years ago - released on butterfly records, barcelona. well, "switchblade" is exactly the right title for me, so it was obvious to paint an evil rocker looking for trouble at the corner of a street, while a tiny little girl dressed in a pink gown runs away in fear. the backside of the sleeve the songlist, sleeve notes and both characters again - this time the rocker spoiled it... the record is a superb vintage 60s beat and rocknroll performance by this french band "the other guys" that sadly doesn't exist anymore as far as i'm concerned. BUY it, if it still is in stock at butterfly records - it is more than worth it!!!!
yep, when i was a little babyboy, my mother bought me a ....well, dunno how it is called in english...swimming duck? a floating tire with a duck's head to use in the sea or pool. well, i finally dug this duck out from the attic and first i nearly cried, cause this plastic creature really brought back old memories. but what the heck should i do with it? of course i couldn't throw it away, but how to use it? i was way to old now to use this thing at the sea, people would stare at me or definitely judge me as a strongly narrowminded person (what i try to avoid) and besides that: the plastic allready had corroded...buhuuuu. ok, enough of this palaver: i finally cut the head off and made this "mixed media"-collage... at the end of the day the duck still has a place in my life. juhuuu!!!
Freitag, 24. Februar 2012
that's what i like, daddy-o - PACKAGE POSTER deluxe... finally i can experiment with pen and brush and write like 60 times over 10 weird bandnames for this superb and biggest european ska festival! it takes place in ROSSLAU at the wasserburg. GO THERE - it is definitely worth it. i know the promoter - he's one of the guys that brought us the terrific "SUMMER SAFARI"-festival (R.I.P.) - and yep, it was hard work putting all this stuff and selfmade fonts together, ARGH! achtung: TOOTS & the maytals are NOT confirmed yet.... so there might be two other top notch bands instead of em!!!
OH LA LAAAAA... another burlesque event takes place in DRESDEN at the club SCHEUNE - watch out, dresdenians! the show girls are cute, the photos i did get for working out the poster-design ok, but i finally took a vintage pin-up photo and made it look like a pulp magazin. uff, some of the fonts are self-made with a brush...as one can plainly see ;-)
Dienstag, 14. Februar 2012
leipzig seems to be the new hot spot for swingsters and hep-kittens - once again and finally! every time they come with frsh bands, great DJs and everything in a straight and chique retro-style. i tell you: if you ever near to leipzig, don't miss to pay a visit to the NOELS BALLROOM (i.e. the mccormacks ballroom) - it is defenitely worth it! even more when it is L.E.jump time again... this time mr. stephan wuthe is lecturing about his brandnew book "swing time in germany" - after that record hop galore with original shellack....wohoooo - dig the poster!!!!
Montag, 30. Januar 2012
may everyone have a great new year!!!!! - here what i got so far: the poster for leipzigs top notch DJ-team (spinning only 45rpm singles - mostly originals) called OKEEFENOKEE and their first gathering at this great club in leipzig... if you're near, be there or be square... same club, different time: MONTESAS, finally once again in LEIPZIG!!!! we can't wait. this time on a bill with an instrumental band and the terrible black knights from romania. check the poster....