Poster-Maker Profile : Telegramme

deer tick show-poster by telegramme studios

Screen-printed gigposter : Deer Tick – Telegramme

Well, it has to be done, so it may as well be now…

Here I sit, your humble Stick Up curator, monitor-lit and twitchy, in the scruffy clothes I woke up in, eating a cheap, supermarket frozen pizza and scratching my tangled barnet, thinking of ways to introduce the delightful work of poster-maker Bobby Evans AKA Telegramme.
I was going to begin by saying “he’s on a roll right now” but it appears he’s not ever been off a roll… other opener attempts found me struggling to choose which of the crazy string of lauding adjectives I had to edit to make a readable sentence. So, it was with a nod and a sigh that I resigned myself to admitting how very ungainly, disorganised and hapless I feel in comparison to “wunderkind” Evans.
(I’m being horribly unfair – if I said this with him in the same room he’d blush a very handsome shade of Tuscan rose …and then, instead of protesting even modestly, he’d put his arm round my shoulder and share his powers with me for a while – *sigh*)

Look for designs that really capture the charm of early screen-printed posters. The compositions, the text layouts, the colours – Telegramme Studios really have successfully nailed the popular “vintage” vibe.

telegramme studios' poster for Bastille : Stick Up Poster Show

Screen-printed gigposter : Bastille – Telegramme

Click here for Telegramme’s site

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Or read what we said about Telegramme in 2013

Poster-Maker Profile : Luke Drozd R.I.P.*


luke drozd's flamingo design for belle and sebastian - bestival

Screen-printed gigposter : Belle & Sebastian – Luke Drozd

Luke was a firm favourite of The Stick Up team…
…we even said so in our poster-maker profile last year when we launched. A happy go lucky fellow who had achieved a great deal by 2013, most notably a great body of work, a catalogue of exhibitions and the nod of recognition and respect (though not necessarily fondness) from all his peers and contemporaries.

It is with a slight sadness, that we must report, that the whole of his life, till we last saw him certainly, was tainted by a poignant fear of death –

– and it still is! which is why wrote that like a little obituary column.

He is not a firm favourite of ours, but a stiff one – stiff not with death, but stiff with vigour and what some might fear is an unrelenting energy. Luke is to art, what a leg-humping fox terrier pup is to a pair of chinos. Go go go you mucky devil.

Look for clean and structured penmanship skills – characters, scenes and script all rendered with an apparent ease that surely comes from a life spent dissecting Topper, Dandy and Rupert The Bear annuals (though the themes are sometimes from quite a different shelf, below the counter).

josh ritter show poster by drozd

Screen-printed gigposter : Josh Ritter – Luke Drozd

*R.I.P. (rapt in plastacine)

Click here for Luke’s site

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Or read what we wrote about Luke in 2013

Just 3 days to go!

We are nearing the mayhem!

what will the weather be like? sunny we hope… even if it pours down though, The Stick Up Shop is prepared, each poster purchase can be wrapped in a plastic tube to protect it from the elements (no extra charge of course)…

plastic poster tube available from the stick up shop Brighton

Clear poly tubing will protect your purchase.

That’ll get your prints back to the hotel room fine – but if you prefer to stay out all night and you don’t want to carry your newly bought posters around well then we can also provide a signed for (insured) postal service – you’ll be able to get your rocks off with peace of mind, having only to look after your receipt!

expect to pay £7 for UK delivery, £12 for European and £15 to anywhere else in the world!

Poster-Maker Profile : Telegramme

serigraph - concert memorabilia - bobby evans - telegramme studio

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Michael Kiwanuka – Telegramme

Telegramme make some damn sweet posters, there’s no denying… there seems to be an effortless cool about each one that leaves us imagining poster-maker Bobby Evans swivelling in a big James Bond baddy chair at his subterranean London base, a daiquiri in hand, while gorgeous uniformed assistants mix the perfect vintage shades of ‘marshmallow pink’ and ‘swallow tears blue’ – *sigh*

Look for playfully scuffed, nostalgic colour schemes and sharp typographical layouts in a style harking back to pre-computer-age sign-writing.

best coast screenprint, limited edition - the stick up brighton 2013

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Best Coast – Bobby Telegramme

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Poster-Maker Profile : Dan Bowden

brighton gigposter artist Dan Bowden at the stick up 2013

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : The Bronx – Dan Bowden

Not much was known about Dan Bowden to us till recently, our paths only crossing on one occasion we can recall, but his artwork has often shouted to us, tickling our attention, promoting or commemorating a slew of great rocknroll gigs… another local poster-maker, this guy is busy! It really would not be a representative Brighton poster show without this fella’s wares on display.

Look for manic, hyperactive illustrations adorned with writhing text… gutsy depictions of rockers, chicks and skulls all beer-soaked and rapturous.

skull poster by Dan Bowden

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Turbonegro – Dan Bowden

Click here for Dan’s site

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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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Poster-Maker Profile : Posterkrauts (collective)

crystal stilts poster by fritte (skrash) - germany represents at the stick up (brighton)

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Crystal Stilts – Fritte

A riotous German invasion is under way, employing the simplest of methods to secrete themselves onto British soil – the postal service – and it was us who invited them ladies and gentlemen!
What with Hamburg having played host (most hospitably) to Europe’s biggest poster expo (Flatstock) for what must be approaching ten years now, it would have been quite wrong to not include work by these guys.

metz gigposter hamburg germany

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Metz – Mitchum d.a.

The 5 artists who are participating have sent some real treats in their own various styles…

Look out for Fritte’s dynamic graphic style, perhaps the result of his woodblock and lino-cut skills… for the vivid and somewhat deranged imagination of Mitchum d.a. (he’s quite a tinker)… for the long tall whimsical wall-pleasers of Grace Helly… for the soft and carefully considered blends of Senor Burns… and for the strong, traditional and frankly masterful graphic communication of Lars Krause.

grace helly serigraph rock poster

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Afghan Whigs – Grace Helly

In their own words :
“Churchill said ‘The Huns are always either at your throat or at your feet’ 

…If we might add, now you can also put them on your walls.”

screenprinted gigposter by senor burns - brighton stick up

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Ghostpoet – Senor Burns

douze studio, the stick up gigposter show - brighton

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Kreator – Lars Krause

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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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Poster-Maker Profile : Michael Cowell

queens of the stone age - brighton the stick up - great escape exhibition

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : QOTSA – Michael Cowell

If we didn’t know for sure that Michael Cowell came from Nottingham originally, we’d have suspected he landed in London after a battle in Asgard. Often making posters for artists from the darker, heavier, doomier parts of the spectrum we are impressed that his eardrums are still in good working order…

Look for posters encrypted with iconography, totemic imagery and mystic runes, there is some deeper story locked in the symbolism.

michael cowell josh t pearson, the stick up brighton

Screen-Printed Gig-Poster : Josh T Pearson – Michael Cowell

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