So, HBE is re-releasing LLC's second album Gettin' Down On It. I originally worked on the artwork years ago when I first met Brenn and Joe. Brenn had most of the work done, I just had to put things together for print. Well here is the "re-vamped" cover... basically I added the new HBE logo to the front. I re-typed the info on the inside and made it look more professional.
As I grew into a better graphic designer I realized I really screwed the pooch on this one and was glad to have to opportunity to redo it and show that I've advanced my skills.
Here is another poster for Chain Smoking Records and the Rail. This one took way longer to work out than I thought it would. I don't think the Hot Seats are as serious of a band as this poster may make them look... but it's a bad ass, creepy poster.
*This poster was picked as Poster of the Day on Gigposters.com
So, I opened a DeviantArt.com account, I'm not 100% sure what exactly it's for. I was under the assumption that it was merely a site for graffiti artists but it seems I may have been mistaken.
So if you wanna check out my site: http://andersondesign.deviantart.com/
Also, my friend Jason, who collaborated on the Planet of the Whiskey Ape painting, is on there too: http://rowland1964.devianteart.com
As far as the 30 days of Goons, I know I've fallen behind. My only excuse is illness on my part. I have them drawn, just gotta scan them and post them. I'm still keeping up just not on the electronic side.
The Planet of the Whiskey Ape is hanging nicely on my living room wall, and I will post a picture as soon as the living room is picked up.
Also, look for an actual website in the coming months, Anthony Gaff and I are working on it and it will be bad ass.
So, a lot of artists do some sort of character study in their lifetime. Donny Manco and his 52 paintings of Jesus in a year or EdBot5000's sketch a day... and actually I follow a blog called "A Drawing a Day" or some shit like that. So I've decided to do 30 Days of Goons.
What are Goons? I don't know. They're these little monster things I've been drawing lately... so here is Goon #1... I have no idea why he's yelling spoon.
So recently a local stencil artist hit me up on Facebook and liked my work, so I thought I'd see if he'd be down to collaborate on a piece of work and I sent him the Planet of the Apes / Whiskey Daredevil posters and this is what he sent me. I'll put all the steps up so you can see the process.
You can find more of his work for sale here: www.rowland1964.etsy.com
What happens when it's 4 in morning, you're searching for inspiration and you're listening to the Whiskey Daredevils while you watch family guy!? Pretty much what you see here... the Whiskey Daredevils have a song called Planet of the Apes and use the Easy Rider with an ape head... long story short, while trying to figure out how to use the Planet of the Apes theme Family Guy cut to a shot of Conway Twitty from Hee-Haw, I liked the jacket he was wearing and decided that it would be a cool concept. I couldn't find Conway in a decent jacket so I searched for Buck Owens and found this shot of him, added the ape head with aviators and BAM! here it is. The large star design also came from a Buck Owens poster, I just took it a step further.
So, after reading some online tutorials on illustrator, I decided to implement some of the shading techniques on this poster. However, when I reduced the resolution and size it completely took all the shading out. I drew the octopus a few nights ago and knew it would look good for this flyer.
So, I took a great couple of shots of H with his Mama's shoes on. I decided to use the one shot for the new header of this here Hipster Killin' blog. Here is another shot of him... gotta love that smile.
I designed this t-shirt about two years ago and due to an issue with the printer Brenn was using it never got made, but now with the new album and everyone on earth already having Rolando's LLC/PBR design, the shirt will finally see the light of day.
So, I opened my email to find an email from Fleek informing me that one of my posters was on the On Tour page of Alive Records website. Not a huge deal by any means as they didn't pay me for it, but with all the album artwork that has been denied by Patrick at Alive for Left Lane Cruiser... it's nice to know that he actually likes something I've done.
Anthony asked me to come up with a poster for his upcoming John the Savage show, this idea came to me while in the shower. I wonder if any of you have noticed that I do a lot of my graphic design without pants on? Here is the sketch and the finished product.
So, I've become quite a fan and friend of T-Model Ford. While I was on tour with T & GravelRoad we had a camera crew come and film a performance and interview. I decided to go ahead and do a cover for the DVD. Here is what I toyed with.
I recently designed this logo for a Heavies poster for a show at the Brass Rail and they loved it so much they asked to use it as a logo for their next merch run. I was pretty honored that I came straight home from the show and cleaned it up and emailed it off to Van.