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

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Poster-Maker Profile : Daggers For Teeth

screenprinted gigposter by daggers for teeth - the stick up - brighton 2013

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Fucked Up – Craig Robson

It’s a damn shame that Craig Robson (AKA Daggers For Teeth) and his gang won’t be able to join us at The Stick Up’s carry-on, they’re a fun bundle of rum-soaked japes… but we’re very pleased to have secured a small selection of his pieces to show for you… there aren’t many of these tattoo / gang-patch inspired prints in our grasp unfortunately and so they are gonna go real fast.

Look for some top of the class line-weight control, cannily depicting tigers, snakes and a host of spectres, spooks and other restless cadavers.

bat sabbath rock show poster - the stick up - brighton may 2013

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Bat Sabbath – Craig Robson

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