Friday, April 24, 2009

From The Vault: Blink 182 - 2004

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My pal and fellow artist Sean Tiffany commissioned me to do this poster, since he is/was such a huge fan of the band Blink 182.

I tried my damndest to do right by the band and their punk-y sound and look by stripping away all my usual design tics. I wanted this to be raw and sloppy, like it was done by some rabid fan in their basement somewhere.

In the end, while I think this is a good piece, its probably still too "neat" to really make it work the way I wanted (probably using professional fonts at all was my first misstep). Some habits are hard to break!