Poster-Maker Profile : John Howard (Monkey Ink)

psychedelic poster art by designer John Howard : the stick up poster show

Screen-printed gigposter : Acid Mothers Temple – John Howard

It is a huge pleasure to introduce many of you to the wonderful psychedelic artwork of San Francisco resident John Howard. Wow.
Sadly he is too busy to attend in person, but the Stick Up curators have met him on at least three occasions (Hamburg Liverpool and Austin TX) and can reveal that despite the 3rd eye boggling, spirit guide unleashing, 20 000 volts of cosmic energy, John is an extremely calm, pleasant and easy person to meet.
He would forgive us we think for describing him as one of the scene’s veterans, but some of his collectors would probably prompt us to use the word shaman instead. It’s a great honour to have him onboard and we hope you’ll get to meet him next year (or next life).

Look for the confidence of an artist not afraid to wig out and play with weird pockets of the spectrum, often mixing them on undulating streams of lines influenced, we gather, by early totemic carvings.

John Howard's psychedelic posters will be showing at the Stick Up poster show in Brighton - part of the great escape festival 2014

Screen-printed gigposter : Nik Turner’s Space Ritual – John Howard

Click here for John’s site

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Poster-Maker Profile : Lil’ Tuffy

little tuffy pavement broken social scene gigposter

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Pavement – Lil’ Tuffy

Lock up your daughters, we’ve only got gig-poster royalty in town! Over for a jaunt from his native San Francisco is Lil’ Tuffy, one of the highest profile poster artists going at the mo… Are we chuffed? yep – think so.

Look for choice clips and snippets of old-school advertising/public notice imagery layered and collaged in a fresh way, this guy’s compositions are pro.

Alt-j poster brighton stick up exhibition, the great escape may 2013

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Alt-J – Lil’ Tuffy

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