Coldplay Collaborative Poster Project

Here is another collaborative gig poster I did with Austin artist, Clint Wilson. This time we did a promo poster for a Coldplay performance in Houston at the Toyota Center, complete with free tickets to the show. It was amazing! They filmed the show for an upcoming movie. Everyone got bracelets that lit up with LED lights turning the amphitheater into a concave disco ball with the audience becoming part of the performance.

Glass tile prior to firing. Clint Wilson & Tessa Morrison. 2012.

For this project the idea was for Clint and I to combine two different art techniques to create the resulting poster. So we made a fused glass piece together, took a photo, turned it into half-tone color separations, and then printed a silk-screened poster.

Finished poster design. Clint Wilson & Tessa Morrison. 2012.

Below is a link to video of the whole process:

Coldplay Poster Time-Lapse

This was my first foray with half-tone color separations, I’ve mainly done single color screen printing, and Clint had never worked with fused glass before, so it was definitely a learning experience on both ends. So overall a successful collaboration.

Poster for sale on Nakatomi Inc.!

The Cirque du Soleil “Dralion” poster is for sale on Nakatomiinc.com’s website! This is a collaboration print I did with gig poster artist Clint Wilson. There is also a beautiful rare variant of this in red/gold that should be up there soon.

Collaboration Poster with Gig Poster Artist Clint Wilson

This past weekend I went to see Cirque du Soleil’s show entitled “Dralion” in Houston at the Toyota Center. I have never seen a Cirque du Soleil show live, I’ve only seen clips on the Discovery Channel or TLC. It was fairly impressive.

For the show Clint Wilson, an Austin-based gig poster artist (who recently got published in the Random House book “GigPosters vol. 2″), and I designed a promotional art print. We screen printed 125 posters and also did a run of 10 in a red/gold variant. These guys will be for sale on Nakatomiinc.com after the show is finished running.

They liked this poster soo much they want us to work with them on more shows! : D

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Clint Wilson’s site: http://clintprints.wordpress.com/

The GigPoster book: http://gigposters.com/book/

Nakatomi’ site: http://www.nakatomiinc.com/home/

E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour) at D & J Blueline

This is the first year that my new place of employment, D & J Blueline, is going to be a venue/event in the East Austin Studio Tour! This is my third year being a part of E.A.S.T., I’d taken part in E.A.S.T. 2009 and 2010. For those of you who do not know, D & J Blueline is a print shop on 1000 E. 7th St.,  Austin, TX, that specializes in printing bluelines and blacklines for architects, vellums for silkscreen artists, and high quality reproduction giclee’ prints for artists. We will feature several artists selling their work; Pat Taylor, Chris Chappell, Darren Minke, Teresa Avini, Rebecca Byrd Bretz, L. Marie Rockey, Clint Wilson, Jonathan Hubbell, and myself. Henry Gonzales from the South Austin Popular Culture Center will be hanging out telling his crazy stories (dude was there when Stevie Ray Vaughan died) and working on a mural he’s been doing for us. Chris Chappell and a friend of his will be setting up easels out front and painting live.

For those of you unfamiliar with E.A.S.T., here is a link to their site: http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/

We are going to be site E12 and our ad in the catalog is on page 357. They used one of my prints for the picture for our site! huzzah! I’m published. Its my print with the snail, entitled “Nomadic Intent” (Crispin Glover owns an original print of it!).

E.A.S.T. has gotten huge here in Austin, when it first started it only had 35 artist studios and now it includes well over 200 artists and 150 studios and galleries.

We will be showcasing artwork and doing demonstrations the weekends of Nov. 12th and Nov. 19th. Our address again is 1000 East 7th Street, Austin, TX. We will be open 11am-6pm both weekends.  We hope to see you there!