For this installment of ten questions, I have asked my favorite letterpress artist to stop by. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Dirk Fowler.
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Years Doing Posters: 8
Favorite Poster / Art Print You’ve Done: Probably my Ramblin’ Jack Elliott poster. Partly because I like the drawing, but mostly because of who it’s for. Ramblin’ Jack is an American icon. He had been at the top of my “people I’d like to make a poster for” list for a long time.
All-time Favorite Poster / Art Print that Someone Else Did: There are so many posters that I love, but I’d say either Jeff Kleinsmith’s Built to Spill ‘95 tour poster or Thomas Scott’s poster for Scenic. Both are absolutely perfect and both were strong influences in my early poster making days.
Music Currently In Rotation: Little Milton, The Clash, The Raconteurs, The Dirtbombs
Last Print, Poster, or Toy Bought: I haven’t purchased many lately. The last was Leia Bell’s Harry and the Potters poster. A gift for my wife. I did buy a really cool toy recently. A StrangeCo. Vivisect by Amanda Visell and one by Joe Ledbetter. Most toys I buy mysteriously become the property of my two little boys.
Art Hanging On Your Walls: I have tons of posters that I change out periodically. A few that have made it into frames and remain constant are a signed Milton Glaser, Bob Dylan poster, one of Jim Sherraden’s (Hatch Show Print) huge monoprints, and a little painting by Brian Turner of Cricket Press.
Upcoming Stuff: A few Wilco posters, a poster for a new book release and a couple of CD packages.
Words of Wisdom: There’ll be plenty of time to sleep when you’re dead.
Go see more of Dirk’s work at F2-Design.com.