One of my favorite reoccurring projects is: the holiday card. What started out several years ago as 30 or so cards to family and friends has mushroomed into several hundred cards in between person cards, cards to customers (i like to send a card to every person who has bought something from me over the year). and cards ordered it keeps me pretty busy. Above is a sample of past cards. This years will be out soon!
Here is my latest print. 7 Color hand drawn, hand carved and hand printed linoleum block print commemorating Phish’s Magnaball Shows at Watkins Glen, NY next weekend. The print measures 12 1/4 x 23 1/4 ish and is printed on 80 French Starch White Paper. The lady glows in the dark. Signed and numbered edition of 50. Available for purchase at: http://marcguertincreative.bigcartel.com/product/phish-magnaball
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.