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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Poster-Maker Profile : That Girl

Johanna Wilson - That Girl - Toy concert poster

Screen-printed gigposter : Toy – That Girl

When Gary “Horse” McGarvey is whizzing round Liverpool’s Sound City Festival getting all the last minute things done, it has been on at least a couple of occasions Johanna Wilson who has been trusted to take the helm of the Screenadelica show (with help from her lackies, a host of other artists and volunteers – your humble Stick Up curator included).
Ambitious, feisty, hardworking and a lot of fun “That Girl” is going places – possibly via the offy and a record shop or two…

We were very happy to have her work brought down to display – there’s some pretty dark and moody psychedelia going on in there which is pitched perfectly for the bands she has chosen.

Look out for oscillating opiated waves and patterns that pull the eye around the design. Often, themes of magic and mysticism that drive her non-poster artwork creep into her poster work too – don’t get spooked!

That Girl Johanna Wilson printed a poster by hand to commemorate a concert by The Warlocks

Screen-printed gigposter : The Warlocks – That Girl

Click here for the That Girl site

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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 : Jemma Treweek

QOTSA show poster copenhagen - jemma treweek (brighton)

Screen-printed gigposter : Queens Of The Stone Age – Jemma Treweek

Brighton based Jemma is exhibiting with us again this year we’re pleased to announce!
Her fanciful swirling horses, dotted moths and marionettes are poised to dazzle and daze and we’re very sure that, as is always the case, a good number of the unwitting public will fall under her spell and reach for their purses – so, act quick if you spot a candied treat that would brighten some corner of your home…
…someone else will get their hands on your precious otherwise!

Look out for broken dolls, jeweled divas and petticoat-ed viragoes! All adorned with busy intricate patterns, slightlydelic swirls and more recently accompanied by the fairground-ride script of fellow Sussex artist Dan Johnson

she keeps bees concert poster by jemma treweek (the stick up) brighton

Screen-printed gigposter : She Keeps Bees – Jemma Treweek

Click here for Jemma’s site

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

Or read about what we wrote about Jemma in 2013

Poster-Maker Profile : Michael Cowell

stick up poster show three trapped tigers concorde 2 brighton

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Three Trapped Tigers – Michael Cowell

There has been an eerie calm from the Cowell camp poster-wise recently, the cawing of ravens and a slow grinding of pencil-sharpener blades being the only indication that the bearded doom-lord was still at work somewhere in his mossy den. Turns out he has been very busy with record sleeve and tee shirt designs (for suitably heavy merchants of rock naturally).
So we once again chalked the circle, burnt the offerings and did the drunken dance that summons him – and, he who cannot be shaved has answered… black tidings sunny Brighton, black tidings.

Look out for gaunt and earnest avatars of esoteric knowledge, adorned with ancient sigils and blasphemous runes that possibly spell out the end of days!

this will destroy you poster by michael cowell - stick up poster show brighton

Screen-printed gigposter : This Will Destroy You – Michael Cowell

Click here for Michael’s site

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

Or read about what we wrote about Michael 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