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Good People I Know: Saint Adam

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A new series dedicated to real people. Not rock stars or other luminaries, just real, good people. Good People I know will be an ongoing series. Made as I meet good people. Saint Adam is the first in this series. Hand carved and hand printed linoleum block print. Signed and numbered edition of 30 of which 20 are available, the remainder will be given to the good person i know to do with what he/she wishes. Print measures 10.5 x 11 inches and is printed on 100lb French Starch white paper.  Now Available in my shop:http://marcguertincreative.bigcartel.com/product/good-people-i-know-saint-adam

PHish Summer Tour Posters Now Available. Phrump is coming!

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Believe it or not Phrump could be your next president.  Why is that you ask?  Because the evil Wilson has put Phillary (who is she?) up against him, and Bernie, I mean Rutherford the Brave has been put out to pasture.  Beware of the Phrump.  Now available in my shop:http://marcguertincreative.bigcartel.com/product/phish-summer-tour-3-poster-set

Bridges NOT WALLS: Phish Riverbend Music Center 2/20/2000 Cincinnati, Ohio Linocut Poster

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Another commissioned piece.  Really enjoyed this  one.  Make to look like an old time postage stamp.  Features a highly detailed rendering of the Roebling Suspension Bridge, built by John  A. Roebling.  This bridge spans the Ohio river between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky.  When it open in 1866 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.  It also served as the model for the Brooklyn Bridge also built by Roebling.  Limited supplies are available in my shop:http://marcguertincreative.bigcartel.com/product/phish-9-20-2000-riverbend-music-center

Shadowing a Master: Hokusai

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I am a self taught printmaker.  Early on in my career, I taught myself to make prints by reverse engineering three of my favorite printmaker, Jim Pollock’s masterworks.  Recently I was commissioned to make a poster commemorating a concert I was at.  Phish played the Worcester Centrum in late November of 1998, as they would typically do post Thanksgiving.  At this particular show, the band, weaved in and out of the surf rock classic Wipeout throughout the evening.

When asked to do this print, I immediately thought of The Great Wave  by master printmaker   Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎 circa October 31, 1760 – May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period.[1] He was influenced by Sesshu and other styles of Chinese painting.[2] Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景 Fugaku Sanjūroku-kei?, c. 1831) which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s.- from wikipedia

Cutting in the footsteps of a legend is thrilling and scary at the same time.  But you always learn something when you look back like this.  Prints are available in my shop: http://marcguertincreative.bigcartel.com/

She Talks To Phish: Phish 2015 New Years Run Linocut Poster

1779050_10206739974192220_7931789012143913472_n 5 Color hand printed linoleum block print to commemorate Phish’s 4 night New year’s Run. This Print measures 12 .25 x 23.5 inches and is printed on French Speckletone paper. A variety of types of inks were used to build up a textured print. Five colors: Silver, Gold, Blue, Purple and Florescent Pink. Hand drawn, cut and printed with love. Signed and Numbered edition of 50.  Available in my shop:http://marcguertincreative.bigcartel.com/product/phish-2015-new-year-s-run

Halloween: The ‘Dead’ Come Alive

marcs-iphone-dump-12-2015-1007For those that know me, one thing is very clear:  My name is Marc and I am a ‘Deadhead.’  From an early age music really took me places, but when I was introduced to the music of the Grateful Dead in high school it expanded my musical horizons exponentially.  Beyond influencing my musical takes, it influenced my life’s trajectory.  So, when the remaining members of the band got back together for final shows this summer, it was a great way to say goodbye in grand fashion.  But while saying goodbye,  my wife pointed out, that in no way was this the end.  As  usual , she was right.  Soon after the final shows, and in typical grateful dead fashion, they announced a new band filled with surprises.

I created this print to commemorate the new reformulated “dead and company”  and their show on Halloween at Madison Square Garden, in New York City.  One More Saturday Night  Linocut Block Print.  These prints are hand drawn, hand cut and hand pressed.  Signed and Numbered edition if twenty.  Note:  The cemetery scene is actually a cemetery I photographed 25 years ago for a college project.  It is an ancient burial ground located on the North Haven, Connecticut Town Green.  Now available in my shop: http://marcguertincreative.bigcartel.com/product/one-more-saturday-night