by Nick on September 16, 2011
Just back in July, Soul Cannon had their official CD release show for their latest most-awesomest album: The Mixed Ape. Having created the artwork for this album, I was especially excited to design a couple t-shirts for the band as well. One of the shirts I did is featured in the photos below: it’s a 1-color design featuring the skull-man illustration from the album cover, limited edition & hand-printed on white American Apparel shirts, with an exclusive low-low price of just $10! And the kicker is: it’s designed for you, the wearer, to color-it-in yourself – just some fabric markers, a little low-heat ironing & you’re all set!
Overall, the show was a blast: the band rocked out some sweet new tunes (& some classics too) AND the fans had a great time coloring in their own t-shirts! Here’s some photo highlights (see the full set here on my Flickr site). I still have a few sizes left of the exclusive 1-color shirts in S, M & L – contact me if you want to buy one & I’ll get you outfitted just right. It’s truly the most fun you will ever have coloring on your clothes!
Or, if you like your shirts pre-colored, consider buying one of the fun 3-color shirts I designed featuring a variation on the skull-lady illustration from the album (pictured above, modeled by super-fan Lauren) – expertly printed by Chris Fredericks of Fall Press, you can buy these directly from the band – just email them: firstname.lastname@example.org, or catch them at one of their upcoming shows… check out their website, facebook or twitter for their schedule.
Oh yeah & if you did a shirt – send me a pic of you rockin’ your own sweet original colors & I’ll add it to the set!
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by Nick on March 25, 2011
Soul Cannon: The Mixed Ape, 2011, album art/design by Nick Prevas
SOUL CANNON is hands-down one of Baltimore’s most original & innovative bands. Their sound is defiantly their own; mixing hip-hop, free jazz, rock, improvisation, and just sheer awesomeness. They’re the City Paper’s Best Live Band of 2010, and truthfully that’s an understatement. That’s why it was truly an honor to be asked to create the album art for their latest record, The Mixed Ape.
It was really a lot of fun working with Eze, Matt, Jon & Nathan on an original concept for the artwork – they ended up really liking a sketch I had done of the skeleton man featured above, so I went with the concept of a slightly twisted airline safety pamphlet: “No need to panic, the captain has just finished his martini and is leveling the plane now.” One part of the process that was really exciting was making elements by hand – all of the text was cut paper that I glued, scanned & re-assembled just as the watercolor clouds & splatters were done by hand as well. I hope you get a chance to get your hands on a physical copy, because the rest of the panels turned out really cool too!
The album just hit iTunes this week, and physical copies of the CD will be on sale really soon! Stay tuned to Soul Cannon’s website / facebook for a CD release show announcement, because of course we’ll have T-Shirts & lots of other fun stuff too. Oh! and keep your eyes peeled here too cause I’ll be posting some iPhone wallpapers featuring the artwork from the album. Hope you enjoy!
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by Nick on September 14, 2010
A couple months ago my good friend Monica (aka Roller Girl code name: Whipstick of The Junkyard Dolls) asked me to do a poster for one of the Charm City Roller Girls bouts: I have to say I was pretty nervous – their bout posters are always some of my favorite designs / illustrations that I see plastered on walls and cork-boards throughout Baltimore, and I didn’t really know what to do… so I said what the hell, yes! Whipstick was kind enough to pose for a photo holding a nice severed halloween leg (yes, with a rental skate), and then I made this illustration which Roller Girl Quickshot Kitty (also of The Junkyard Dolls clan) turned into a killer poster design. Hope you like it!
P.S. – Here’s some iPhone & iPad wallpapers for all your mobile wallpaper appetites: enjoy!
iPhone 1: full!
iPhone 2: close-up!
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