The Aaron Horkey Retrospective Letterpress Series – Suite One (Onsale Info)

Dead Arts Publishing is finally ready to unveil Aaron Horkey’s Retrospective Letterpress Series, with the first suite of prints dropping later this week.  Meticulously printed by The Bieler Press on Somerset Velvet Radiant White 330 gsm fine art paper, these prints have met Aaron’s sky-high standards.  They were produced at the exact same size as the original drawings, and word is it is seriously hard to distinguish print from drawing.  The first suite will include “The Scavenger” (Fantomas), a 9″ x 16.6″ print for $125, “Drifting Monument” (Racebannon), a 6.9″ x 18.1″ print for $85, and “Goatmeal” (The Melvins), a 9.25″ x 9.25″ print for $65.  You will also be able to buy the entire set of three, plus a fourth bonus print, “The Rook” (first of six bonus prints based on chess pieces), for $260.  These go up Friday, June 18th at 10am PST and will be available for a period of four hours, ending at 2pm PST. There will be five more suites to follow.  Visit

Only the first image below is a shot of the letterpress series, the others are reminders of the posters that the linework was originally used for.

40 Responses to “The Aaron Horkey Retrospective Letterpress Series – Suite One (Onsale Info)”

  1. Here’s a link to the online version of the newsletter in case anyone didn’t get it:

  2. “Sorry i should have said “Seems like a dick” not “Is a dick”. My statement was total BS. I should get real.”


  3. I’m pretty sure everyone here could care less if the proofs were up to GERALDS standards

  4. I cant really make up my mind on this. I have exactly 0 Horkeys, but always love his art. I just dont like buying prints for shows unless i will be there or was there. So maybe this is a good way to get them. Decisions decisions…

  5. @Baker: This is your chance brother! I was in the same boat as you, didn’t like buying show prints i didn’t go to, much less for bands i dont know. Then i saw Horkey’s stuff in person. Now I don’t care what the posters for. He could do a Brittany Spears poster and I’d probably buy it. His art’s just that good.

  6. @Baker and srdzevon,
    I’m pretty sure these are the art print versions of the originals so you aren’t really buying a show poster. I don’t see the typography on the Fantomas version above.

  7. They are based on the original line art used for the gig posters. They are meticulously created copies of Aaron’s original pen and ink illustrations. From the look of it, they will be the closest thing that you could possible get to an original Horkey, without paying the four figure price tag. Trust me… these are going to look awesome!

  8. Hopefully this works. I don’t know if you can post photos in here or not. If you’re able to see the below image, this is an example of original Horkey line art. As you can see, no text.

  9. Apparently that didn’t work:)
    Perhaps this will do it!

  10. Perhaps not:) just copy and paste this link:

    This is not mine btw.. I wish

  11. having all those original on our wall for a month or so was fucking rad. I am extremely excited about this release.

  12. @Taso Yeh, thats what I was saying. These are just the original line arts without the bands or places on them. So this is indeed my chance if I want to get in.

  13. It figures, today they took away all non work related internet sites at my job. I better be able to score a set on my blackberry.

  14. Brian, That totally sucks! I feel bad for you. Maybe you should be really sick tomorrow……..;)

  15. i love these timed editions; brilliant model. no concerns of “selling out”. i will be curious as to how many are purchased. i really hope the volume of orders is up to Gerald Lange’s cunty standards.

  16. I’ll make sure to print some shitty copies just for you guys.


  17. Gerald cares about the people that promote his work, and the artists that use him to print their stuff, and the customers that buy from those artists. You can tell by his posts. Lets hope his printing quality standards are just as high.

  18. 10 am PST = 3am for Aussies. 2 beers and the best way through a ‘thank God it’s Friday’ bottle of red … i doubt i’ll see a Horkey letterpress anytime soon 🙁 someone pick one up for me?

  19. Angela, you could try waking up at the tail end of the sale. It’d be around 5:30am.

  20. I mean 6:30am.

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