The first record I got to design and screen print. Huak‘s – Yorba Linda. Printed on Kraft paper and is a 2 color print. I also designed the record sticker. I think 200-250 of these were made. I really love this record and am super happy with how it looks! Still available through the band if you want to grab one!
Finally got a physical copy of this album in my hands! Slim Wild Boar & his Forsaken Shadow – Self Titled. Released in 2014. I did the album cover illustration as well as the record sticker with the boar and text on it.
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Tagged album, boar, cover, house, illustration, kris johnsen, painting, record, slim wild boar, tree, vinyl
Thanks for the shout out Bryan! Listen to Mount Sharp!
I’ll post a picture of the vinyl when I see it in person, until then enjoy this poster collab Bryan and I made for their residency at Pianos in NY.
Posted in Art, event, poster
Tagged break thru radio, cover, etching, kris johnsen, mount sharp, new york, ny, pianos, record, serious business, video, vinyl
Today I spent the day photographing new and semi-new prints and Tshirts in Studio E which is Erin Flett’s beautiful and bright studio space. As I’ve mentioned before I’m over hauling my Etsy, website and currently working on a NEW web store that will be for more current projects and available products for wholesale. It’s going to take more some time to photograph, edit and update everything but please keep checking back to my Etsy Store for new product shots and expect a new website as soon as I can get it done!
Also, you should really listen to this album. It’s amazing! Mutoid Man – Helium Head. Put out by Magic Bullet Records.
Posted in Art, Life, Process
Tagged album, cover, kris johnsen, mutoid man, photo, process, record, tshirt, vinyl, vinyl collection
Over the past week I had a great opportunity to contribute to my friends Sean Mewshaw and Desiree Van Til’s new feature film titled Tumbledown. Staring Joe Manganiello, Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall. Read a little about it here.
I did a poster for Sean’s play that he directed awhile back at SPACE Gallery called Killer Joe. Funny story about that poster, as soon as I started to work on it my computer completely died and I was without any way of creating this digitally. Even scanning images became impossible and half way through designing the poster Sean let me barrow his old Mac computer so I could finish the print and tighten everything up in Photoshop so I could give him a digital version to promote with.
I’m currently working on a new piece for his movie. It will eventually be a ‘fake’ record cover for a real character in the movie and songs are currently being written by the great Damien Jurado. So it’s not entirely fake. I can’t show the final product yet but I’m very excited to see what happens with this. I also sent about 13 posters their way to be hung in the back round of the movie which should be interesting!
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Tagged album, cover, damien jurado, design, drawing, maine, movie, process, rabbit, tumbledown
Here’s my new album artwork for the Portland, ME. band Huak. The album is getting released digitally this Friday at their Bandcamp page and eventually getting a limited Press on vinyl where I will be screen printing all the covers! I don’t believe cd’s are being made of this at all which if you ask me is pretty cool. I’m done with cd’s forever. The album is being put out by Ron Harrity’s PeaPod Recordings.
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Tagged album, awesome, cover, huak, indie, kris johnsen, maine, music, packaging, pea pod records, portland, punk, screen print, vinyl, yorba linda
Walked into Bull Moose Music the other day and to my surprise I saw the record cover I designed for Aly Spaltro and TJ Metcalfe on the shelves. Go there now to pick it up for super cheap! I dont remember exactly how much it was. More information available here.