Shonky John Key

…in his naturally beige & grey environment….img_3930img_3931

….mmmm…beige & grey.

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Poster Process

…felt pen colour guide…IMG_1072…heavy grade (120gsm+) photocopies of B&W art work….add some red…IMG_1648…add some yellow…(and a little bit of green)….IMG_1789…add the rest of the green…IMG_1791…stick some coloured lines in the background…IMG_1797…vary them…IMG_1798…and again…IMG_1799…all four versions…IMG_1803…all four versions with a skull & cross bones…IMG_1802…and don’t forget that the gig is tonight….9pm, The Crown Hotel,  179 Rattray St…..

…see you there.

Record Buying 101

…when you see the original gig poster for the gig…… the one that spawned a controversial and non-sanctioned live album by the headlining band…the poster that’s casually tucked into the sleeve of said album…… don’t enthuse about how you were at the gig and how you’ve never laid eyes on  a copy of the poster since….IMG_0995

….because THAT is the last time you’ll ever see that poster.

…(sooooo close……)…..

And In My Spare Time

…from felt pen/highlighter roughs over photocopied pencils…IMG_1072…to inks…IMG_1643..to highlighters again…IMG_1644…and again…IMG_1645…and again….IMG_1647…to the addition of some colour coded lines….IMG_1796

…voila…. a poster.

…(if you’re in the ‘hood you should drop by…should be a damn fine gig!)…

…(ps. you should see the “hard” coloured series….coming soon to this blog and walls in the greater Dunedin area!).

Wrack And Ruin

…the North East valley (where I live and my biz premises are) used to be the main road in to Dunedin and had numerous small shops along it…

…even a sweet shop….

 

…when the new motorway was completed in the late 60s (I think) most of those businesses dwindled away as the main road traffic by-passed the valley and went straight to the centre of town…

…this is the remains of one those shops, it’s been used as “storage” since I’ve been walking past it on the way to work (28 yrs) and was getting very dilapidated…

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…it was a much loved poster wall….

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…the “graffiti doctor” (a guy who charges the council to follow the illegal poster stickers around and remove the posters…say, aren’t those my rates dollars?) was crowing that it was one less free advertising place….

…I’ll miss it.

 

…(early posting today…my good friend Dee is giving me a 3 day weekend…and another next week…my first official holidays in 5 years!…and she’ll have the computer at the shop….).