From Thee Oh Sees man's artwork collection
Since 2006 John Dwyer has been releasing records on his own DIY label, Castle Face.
A lot of the time that has meant putting out his own prolific group, Thee Oh Sees, but Castle Face has also given us a slew of other great American garage bands, like The Fresh & Onlys, Ty Segall and White Fence.
Next month’s they’re releasing their first ever book – a collection of annotated show posters and flyers made by Dwyer, spanning 1999-2016, called Exploded Globes.
Here’s a selection of some of the artwork you’ll find inside, when the book is published on March 24.
From Exploded Globes’ introduction, John Dwyer writes:
In this book, in no particular order, are the handbills, fliers and posters I’ve made since 1999 or so to present.
The style doesn’t vary all that much…similar content…but I think I’ve gotten slowly better over all these years…
I’m still a bit too impatient of a person to make “perfect” prints…
but I think part of that is my style: a mess sometimes.
Nothing wrong with that.
I’m really not a huge fan of the typical rock poster.
It can be a tedious format to look at, especially after years of playing shows and a million posters, so I try to make something from a bit of a different place.
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy, maybe you were at one of these shows?
Maybe you thought, who made this shit poster?
It was me
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