A New Poster for The Black Keys by Jeff Soto (Onsale Info and Amazing Process Video)

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!

“Jaune”

18″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 200 (much less online), $50:

“Pourpre”

18″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 25 (less online), $70:

“Vert”

18″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 10 (less online), $100:

12 Responses to “A New Poster for The Black Keys by Jeff Soto (Onsale Info and Amazing Process Video)”

  1. jeff soto – you is the man!

  2. Yes please!

  3. Oh man – a new Black Keys tour is such a great thing for poster collecting.

  4. Black Keys got my attention, the image made me look, and the video sold me. That print looks super vibrant.

  5. nice work!

  6. Looks great!

  7. Very nice.

  8. Yea but:

    http://www.michaelmichaelmotorcycle.com/shop/131

  9. they never went to Pototo stamp site;how does something sell out that never makes the site I was directed too;I really like the Purple version;Thanks anyway Mark P.

  10. They were up for a good 8 minutes on the site before being moved to sold out page. Now how long they were actually avaliable for is another question.

  11. Never seen the Michael Motorcycle print, but he is an artist I respect a great deal. Great minds think alike? Butterfly mask/face thing has been done before, neither of us are the first by any means.

    Mark- it was up, I checked myself on different browsers. The two color variants were gone in 30 seconds flat and the larger edition sold out in under a minute. I don’t know how people buy things so fast, but I want to thank everyone!

  12. Nice print. I always feel let down when I find out posters weren’t printed by the artists…but nice none the less.

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