Poster-Maker Profile : Das PosterKrauts (Collective)

concert print by Zum Heimathafen

Screen-printed gigposter : Glasvegas – Zum Heimathafen

Those inky Huns are back again! What an honour it is to have samples of their wares hanging on our walls and in our clubs – ’nuff said really.

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In truth this is a shockingly brief bio as the number of these things we have to write is growing and so are the numbers of places to hang in – its getting difficult to keep up with all the duties! This remarkable body of work that The Stick Up has collected from Germany has frankly made this profile a daunting prospect – hence them being written about last!

What must be noted though is that debuting with the Posterkrauts’ postal tube to Brighton is the work of Zum Heimathafen – depicting soft and peaceful scenes with wandering souls ambling thoughtfully through the compositions…

Really do check out their link down there as the wealth of quality posters in their electronic vault is breathtaking – like a hot currywurst!

Look out for a range of work so varied in mood and style that it would be impossible to sum up in one bloggy sentence. (I bailed out quite successfully there don’t you think?)

Pixies screenprint by stick up exhibitor Lars Krause

Screen-printed gigposter : Pixies (red) – Lars Krause

Click here for the Posterkrauts’ site

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

Or read about what we wrote about Das Posterkrauts in 2013

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Thursday Night at Sticky Mike’s

Brighton nightclub and music venue Sticky Mike's Frog Bar decorated with screen-printed gig-posters

Posters hanging in Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar

 

great escape venue Sticky Mike's with Stick Up posters

This Great Escapee may help distract from the slightly tiddly photography – maybe not

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

Click here for the Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables site

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

Or read about what we wrote about ourselves in 2013

Poster-Maker Profile : Daggers For Teeth

smoking hearts gigposter by Craig robson

Screen-printed double tour-posters : The Smoking Hearts – Daggers for Teeth

“There are several different types of writer” I was once told by an editor, whose tight, uncomfortable little wing I was trying unsuccessfully to be nurtured under… “I like the meat and bones, concise and factual type of writer” he said, gazing down on me like a work-weary schoolmaster “not your ‘diarist’ style, where you seem unable to divorce your own sensation and experience from any subject you are asked to report on!” he continued, clearly unhappy that we were sharing the same air in the little office where we would meet each week.

The meat and bones of this here profile page is that Craig Robson makes good poster.

The bit I can’t resist telling you is that despite all the skulls and tattoo inspired/inspiring phantasmagoria, despite the ear splitting roar of the bands that these posters are for, I know (because I was there) that Craig – in his denim waistcoat with black-widowed gang patches – is petrified of losing at Jenga!
When, between swigs of beer, I haphazardly clawed free bricks near the bottom twisting everything above them by about 40 degrees, to my glee – Craig got the willies real bad!
On his turn he would circle the tower on tiptoe with beads of sweat forming on his brow. With a squeak he would tap away at the safest piece possible and, having placed it in its careful, balanced resting place, he would turn, take a couple of steps and only then allow himself his first breathe of the 2 or 3 minute ordeal.
Keep that in mind when admiring the craftsmanship of his posters kids – keep that in mind.

Look out for wreaths of roses a’drip with blood, hangman nooses and other classic ghost story artifacts. Craig’s use of line and it’s steady, almost cartoon-like weight is really what makes his work such a treat in this curator’s opinion.

Marmozets poster by Craig robson (Daggers for teeth)

Screen-printed gigposter : Marmozets – Daggers For teeth

Click here for the Daggers For Teeth site

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

Or read about what we wrote about Craig 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

Click here for the Horse site

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

Or read about what we wrote about Horse in 2013

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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Poster-Maker Profile : Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables

brighton print studio petting zoo prints & collectables' screenprinted poster for bat for lashes

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Bat for Lashes – Petting Zoo

Curators of The Stick Up and so therefore writers of this profile, Petting Zoo are a bit uncomfortable singing their own praises, especially when writing so obviously in the third person…
We were going to paste testimonies to our modest magnificence here but wading through them all, it occurred to us that they each read ‘a little starstruck’ (understandably).

Look for fun / twisted critters cut ‘chonkily’ from planes of flat colour and then peppered with texture.

Petting Zoo posters commemorating sold out shows at the Coronet and Forum, London

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Alabama Shakes – Petting Zoo

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