Originally these were created as a give away for my poster collecting friends during the GD50 shows in Chicago. The original run of thirty was given out but I am still getting requests (every day). So, I am releasing my own proofs for purchase. Each print measures 8 x 8 and is hand printed on 80lb french Speckletone paper and signed and marked as an artist proof. Quantities are extremely limited. Proofs can be purchased here: http://marcguertincreative.bigcartel.com/product/grateful-tube
My interest in gig posters began as a music fan. Through the years I have gone to “lots” of shows, too many to count. When I could, and when they were available I bought a poster. Before I knew it I was a poster collector. After almost two decades of collecting I started getting interested in making posters. Funny, all those posters I have collected over the years are like reference material to me now. For years I collected in a vacuum, nobody knew I collected and I really didn’t know anyone who collected. Through the internet that has changed. I have forged real life friendships with collectors all over the world. When I headed to the GD50 shows in Chicago I printed up a little something to give to my collector friends.
The print is rather small (approximately 8.5 inch square). Hand printed on French Medero Beach Speckletone paper (80 lb), which were actually scrap cutoffs from another project, as was the small block of linoleum. The entire 30ish piece edition was cut and printed while my 7 year old read and “Ant Man” book aloud.
Better late than never. I just finished my offering for the Screens N’ Suds Charity Event scheduled to coincide with the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well shows over the 4th of July Weekend. My print is a two color hand drawn, cut and printed linoleum block print. The print measures 12.5 x 15 and is printed on French Specktone Paper. The Print is signed and numbered edition of 30 and will be available at Screen N Suds event Ale thee Well on Sunday July 5th from 12- 4 pm at Galerie F located at 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Il.
In honor of the Grateful Dead playing there “final” shows over the next week, I reprinted an old favorite with a new color twist. This 2 color Split Fountain, hand carved, hand printed Jerry Garcia Linoleum Block Print. Print measures 12 x 15 and is printed on 80lb French Speckletone Paper. Signed and numbered edition of 100. Available for purchase at my shop http://marcguertincreative.bigcartel.com/product/jer-thee-well