Poster-Maker Profile : Jacknife

Chris Hopewell Jacknife : Wilko Johnson screenprint

Screen-printed gigposter : Wilko Johnson – Jacknife (Hopewell)

Debuting this year at The Stick Up Poster Show is the work of a design studio / print-press / gallery space located in deepest darkest Bristol – well, Stokes Croft – just round the corner from the somewhat legendary nightclubs Lakota and Blue Mountain. We’re not sure if the Jacknife gang are the “throw some shapes” sort of outfit however, their posters (though varying in style) tend to be a celebration of all things gritty and rock – Top Dogs Chris Hopewell and Bear Hackenbush for example, both produce work with a key-screen that appears to be printed with motorbike oil!

We gather that along with their posters, there will be examples of artwork from the rest of the group – Rosie Lea, Ashley Clarke, Sepr and Tape Ears, but as this little profile is written, we haven’t yet had a peep at the outfit’s tubes. It is with considerable confidence however, that we can say quite plainly, the rock’n’rollers amongst you will most definitely enjoy their work.

Look for long tall posters with a characteristic black key-line (the last, outlining colour) and a throng of grease-bats, punks, pinball machines, hot rods and buxom biker chicks.

Bear Hackenbush poster for Dragster

Screen-printed gigposter : Dragster – Jacknife (Hackenbush)

Click here for the Jacknife site

Click here to find more of this year’s Stick Up gig-poster artists