Last night was a lot of fun and I’m extremely grateful to GITBAM, The Vex Arts and, of course, Black Flag for putting on such a great show and letting me be a small part of it.
The posters sold out quickly due to the very limited run, so a lot of people that were thinking of getting one at the end of the night, so it wouldn’t get DAMAGED (pun intended), didn’t have an opportunity to get one. If you happen to be one of those people or if you like the design, feel free to download a pdf file of the poster and get it printed for about 2 bucks at FedEx Office or Staples on 11″x17″ paper. It’s slightly different than the version that was sold at the show to distinguish it from the screen printed version.
Greg and Ron signed the albums that they each appeared on and the entire band signed the poster. Unfortunately I forgot to bring my Decline of Western Civilization lp.
Black Flag is playing tonight at The Vex Arts in Los Angeles. They have been one of my favorite bands since I first heard them when I was 14. A band that I used to be in covered Nervous Breakdown all the time. Their music, aesthetic, and attitude continue to be huge influences on pretty much everything creative that I’ve ever done. Needless to say, Black Flag means a lot to me.
I’ve been lucky enough to establish a good relationship with Joe Vex and his crew, so I took a shot at designing a gig poster for Black Flag’s show there and, after a few revisions, last week I got the go-ahead to have some copies printed. All of this went down within the last couple of weeks, because I couldn’t decide on what to design until then. I needed someone who knew what they were doing to help me out and print some posters without much notice, and Dewey Tafoya of Social Machine Productions had my back. Unfortunately he had to squeeze this project into an already tight schedule, so he only had time to print 25 posters. I’m cool with that. And I’m also extremely grateful.
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If you’re going to be at the Black Flag show tonight at The Vex, be sure to get a poster if that’s the sort of thing you’re into. They’re 10 bucks each and there will only be 25 of them in existence (only about 20 will be sold, the rest will be given to the band, venue, promoter, and I’ll try to hang on to a couple), and once they’re gone, they’re gone FOREVER. Don’t be surprised if they pop up on eBay for way more than $10.
I’ll be sure to make any posters that are left after the show available to those of you who were unable to attend the show.