Mar 04

Zero Posters now on sale… see below.

Also be sure to check out this Free Poster Giveaway by our buddy Gary at InsideTheRockPosterFrame

Here is a gig poster for Zero at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco – fresh out from under the squeegee @ Hangar18. I printed these by hand with assist from Santiago Pozzi. Six screens were pulled on each print, starting with the trademark Gammalyte Electrachrome™ under-basing and building up the color from there.

There’s been a whirlwind of activity at Hangar18 lately, from the Lemurian Goddess print to Ron Donovan’s Clapton Tour Poster and Chuck Sperry’s Steve Miller and Crystal Caves… now it’s time for a breather! If you’ve ever been to the Hangar, you know I mean that literally.

It’s been almost 20 years since Zero recorded their album Chance In A Million at the Great American, which featured Judge Murphy singing songs penned by Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and music written by Steve Kimock and Greg Anton.

An edition of 100 + about 30 AP’s were printed for the shows this weekend, a good chunk of the proceeds from poster sales will be benefiting Judge, who needs a new liver.

Zero Great American Music Hall Gig Poster

Zero Great American Music Hall Gig Poster

Zero
Great American Music Hall
March 4 & 5, 2011
Artist Proof Edition (Just 8 available)
Printed on 14pt Coated Cover Stock
17 3/8″ X 23 3/8″
SOLD, Thanks!


Zero Rainbow Variant

Zero Rainbow Variant

Zero
Great American Music Hall
March 4 & 5, 2011
Rainbow Variant Edition of 10
Printed on 100lb Archival Cream
17 3/8″ X 23 3/8″
SOLD, Thanks!


Zero Red Vellum Variant

Zero Red Vellum Variant

Zero
Great American Music Hall
March 4 & 5, 2011
Red vellum Variant Edition of 6
Printed on 80lb Red Vellum
17 3/8″ X 23 3/8″
SOLD, Thanks!



Zero Wood Edition of 8

Zero Wood Edition of 8

Zero
Great American Music Hall
March 4 & 5, 2011
Birch Panel Edition of 8 (Just 3 available)
Printed on hand finished Birch panel
Aprox 18″ X 24″


Here are some fish-eye detail shots (click to enlarge)…

Zero Detail 1

Zero Detail 1

Zero Detail 2

Zero Detail 2

Zero Detail 3

Zero Detail 3

Wood Fisheye Detail

Wood Fisheye Detail

Rainbow Fisheye Detail

Rainbow Fisheye Detail

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Apr 25
Dark Star Orchestra FHGV 100-101

Dark Star Orchestra FHGV 100-101

The Firehouse Goldenvoice Series of posters has reached number 100, with the promise of the next 100 posters and a bright future for the series ahead. Many Thanks to David Lefkowitz for commissioning 100 posters for Goldenvoice, and making all this possible.

That’s why this pivotal poster includes numbers 100 and 101 in one piece designed and printed by Chuck Sperry and Dave Hunter.

The band on the poster is Dark Star Orchestra, who recreate the music of the Grateful Dead. Dark Star Orchestra gathers the tribe – really most of the same people, their children and friends –  who inspired The Original psychedelic rock promoter Chet Helms to commission the very first modern rock posters by Stanley Mouse, Wes Wilson, Rick Griffin, Alton Kelley and Victor Moscoso. In fact both of us are permanently influenced by the “Big 5” and their legendary posters.

The venue is the Regency which occupies the very same room –  then called the Avalon Ballroom –  where Mr. Helms promoted the first Grateful Dead shows for his production company, the Family Dog. It seemed appropriate to end the first 100 and begin the next 100 right where it all started.

When we arrived at the show with posters in hand, it was little surprise to see Stanley painting a skeleton with roses in the lobby of the ballroom. He just grinned and complimented us on our work, which was more than a mutual feeling.

The inspiration for the poster is the Grateful Dead song “Sugar Magnolia” with it’s follow through to “Sunshine Daydream.” I’ve watched the Dead perform this song countless times, the more memorable versions at 12:00 midnight at many a new years eve show.

With much respect and appreciation to the roots of the modern rock art poster, and with “next-level” design and printing techniques, Dave Hunter and Chuck Sperry present 100-101 – a psychedelic thank you, a friendly rock and roll IOU to the masters of the past, and a cheerful iridescent / metallic good morning to the future.

Dark Star Orchestra at The Regency
April 23 and 24, 2010
Firehouse Goldenvoice Series Number 100

Dark Star Orchestra Archival Cream Edition

Dark Star Orchestra Archival Cream Edition

Edition of 150
6 colors on archival cream paper
35″ x 23″
Signed and Numbered
SOLD OUT – Thank You!


Dark Star Orchestra Speckled Egg Edition

Dark Star Orchestra Speckled Egg Edition

Speckled Egg Edition of 20
on white with reflective flecks paper
SOLD OUT – Thank You!


Dark Star Orchestra Blue Wave Edition

Dark Star Orchestra Blue Wave Edition

Blue Wave Edition of 10
on blue with opalescent wave pattern paper
USA Orders Only
SOLD OUT – Thank You!


Dark Star Orchestra White Marble Edition

Dark Star Orchestra White Marble Edition

White Marble Edition of 10
on white marble paper
USA Orders Only
SOLD OUT – Thank You!


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