Huge thanks to Jeff Soto for sending over exclusive information about his new poster for The Black Keys. All three versions are 18″ x 24″ screenprints. The editions and prices are listed below, as well as a really, really great process video. Everything goes up for sale tomorrow (Wednesday, January 25th) at 1pm Pacific Time. Visit PotatoStamp.com.
Here’s what he had to say about the piece:
The Black Keys are a great band that I’ve enjoyed for a number of years now. I was asked to do a poster for the French leg of their tour. Having experienced not only Paris, but smaller and friendlier Lyon last year, I wanted to give the people of France another taste of my work, and hopefully a nice poster to commemorate the show.
The inspiration was sculptural works I got to see in France, in particular those celebrating the French Revolution. I designed the poster loosely as a representation of Marie Antoinette’s head. I wanted it to be beautiful and sculptural, and maybe just a bit tragic. I don’t know where the Black Key’s music fits in, but to me, it works well. There is something tragic in their music, there’s passion and angst and sexiness, and I tried to put all that in.
The lettering was inspired by the fonts used in the Paris Metro. I couldn’t believe them the first time I saw them. It reminded me of 60’s era hippy letters, but older looking. I think my friends in Paris take it for granted that they’re surrounded by this beautiful old design work. I live on the west coast, so we never see any signs that old!
18″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 200 (much less online), $50:
18″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 25 (less online), $70:
18″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 10 (less online), $100: