Check out the new wallofyouth.com! Liz helped me make it. And while you’re at it, go buy the split 7″ by Direct Hit! & The Haverchucks. I did the art, remember?
Along with the Beavis and Butt-Head typography, the folded-out cover features a collage of images taken from Green Day’s music video for “Walking Contradiction.” That song, of course, comes from Insomniac (1995), the cover for which was collage by Winston Smith who also did art for the Dead Kennedys and other 80s punks. Speaking of covers, one of the Direct Hit! songs on the 7″ was originally written and performed by a band called The Side Project, whose music sounds like lots of punk bands from the 1990s.
I did all of the artwork for the upcoming split 7″ record by Direct Hit! and The Haverchucks. It comes out on October 9th and the cover looks like that. It folds out and looks even more rad. When the thing is released I’ll show off a bit more of the package and talk some more about the process. The inspiration should be somewhat obvious but there’s a bit more to the story…
Nick from Direct Hit! is doing this thing with his pal Andrew and I designed the poster. Details above. In the poster. Which looks even better in print than on screen (full size 11″ x 17″), by the way. It’s in Milwaukee so if you want to print and post this wherever you live you should probably write “(It’s in Milwaukee)” somewhere on there.
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I know this flyer doesn’t note the year so by the looks of it you might think it was made in the 80s but no, it was made last week by me for a show happening this summer. It’s a black and white design but here’s what it would look like printed on neon green paper. I’m going for sure. Buy tickets here!
Originally the two-headed skeleton baseball player was going to be taking BP with this:
… but it’s an 18+ show so there may be some kids there whose parents wouldn’t approve of flying cans of soda pop. Beyond that it was already getting pretty crowded on that there sheet of paper.
Here’s another thing I did for Direct Hit! It’s an Interpunk-exclusive T-shirt, which is awesome for more than one reason. Many of the reasons are obvious, but the best part to me is the fact that I spent a lot of my teenage years browsing and buying stuff on that website. It feels pretty sweet to now have something I made up for sale on there. Profits don’t go to me, but I still think you should BUY ONE NOW.
Direct Hit! is a punk band from Milwaukee. They are cool and I’m going to be doing some art for them in the future. And, it turns out, in the past:
This is a brand new (2012) cover for their 2010 split 7″ with the band Mixtapes from Ohio. DH! had just a few copies of the record left and they happened to not have covers. Instead of re-printing the original, however, they asked me to design a new one.
For the sake of continuity I employed the same color palette as was used before (the pink also matches the bubblegum-colored vinyl). I took the photo in my shower and then illustrated the rest:
Now, when I say just a few, I mean it — they had fewer than 20 copies of this record left — but it was still a nice surprise to hear that they sold out less than half an hour after they were posted to the DH! store (earlier today). Surely that’s more a credit to the bands involved than the artist, but then again, don’t call me Shirley.
E-WASTED.NET bonus trivia: Direct Hit! was one of the bands we went and saw at The Hell Hole just over a year ago.