Poster-Maker Profile : Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables

moon duo at the haunt brighton - concert poster handprinted by Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables

Screen-printed gigposter : Moon Duo – Petting zoo Prints & Collectables

We are the curators of The Stick Up, we are the ones who persuaded all the other artists to participate, who secured the venues and then received, unwrapped, stock-checked and hung all those posters.

We’re the ones who sat up till stupid o’clock making this blooming site, the flyers, the bloody printable/downloadable trail map!… we’re the ones who have to smile and greet you, to have a float ready, and the tubes and the answers to all the questions. We’re the ones who’ll have to take it all down and recheck the stock, reparcel the stock and then send it home to the respective studios… we’re the one’s who’ll do it again next year.

Look out for …uh… look out for …zzz …zzz

the walkmen band played at bestival in 203 and petting zoo prints & collectables screenprinted a poster for them

Screen-printed gigposter : The Walkmen – Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables

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Or read about what we wrote about ourselves in 2013

Poster-Maker Profile : Horse

screenprinted gigposter by Gary McGarvey

Screen-printed gigposter : Deerhunter – Horse

Last year McGarvey the wonder Horse trotted into Brighton and, with the help of Lil’ Tuffy, hung almost half the exhibits at The Stick Up Shop completing the display just moments before we opened for business – our hero! It is also with his help (in his capacity as board-member for the API and head honcho of the very successful Screenadelica poster show) that we were able to secure so many trans-atlantic offerings for this year’s event.

A cheery fellow with a big heart and the bar-room stamina of a colossus, Horse is a powerhouse of the poster making scene, we are very chuffed to have him with us again.

Look out for sparsely inhabited ghost-town scenes faithfully depicting complex architectural features. Dreamscapes of a fevered mind most likely!

limited edition screenprinted gigposter by Horse : Pixies live

Screen-printed gigposter : Pixies (Green Variant) – Horse

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Poster-Maker Profile : Horse

Gary McGarvey - Horse : James Vincent fish pool poster

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : James Vincent McMorrow

Good friend Gary McGarvey (a man called Horse) left Donegal, Ireland and chose Liverpool for his base of operations… he has run a poster shop there, curated the Screenadelica gig-poster exhibition as part of the Sound City Festival and then launched it from there to Bestival, Orlando, Barcelona, Porto, Grimsby…
He is one glib whatnot, charming his way into some pretty amazing situations and then delivering the goods as promised…

Most of these profiles are a bit cheeky and mocking, this one less-so, the guy is dynamic and frankly “biscuit taking” – you have our respect Mr Horse

Look out for his killer line-ups, super quality printing and themes that often play with pattern, snowy distortion and almost vector-like architecture.

ferris wheel poster by Gary McGarvey (Horse) for WHY? playing in Liverpool

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : WHY? – Horse

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