Friday, July 31, 2009

kaveldt two-thousand-nine

Empennage + Arm Factory at PICNIC Music & Arts Festival

Confirmed...i think. I will have a booth and the print shop co-op will have one hopefully right next to me. The event will be taking place at Lincoln Park in downtown Portland, Maine on September 12th... It will have a number of local bands performing, many many crafters and some food vending going on. I will be doing a very limited run of posters for the PICNIC Festival..and there might be a giant fluffy monster eating itself on the poster, but that has not been confirmed yet.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

[Photo Recap] ASSEMBLE at SPACE GALLERY 7.18

Last Saturday the 18th the Arm Factory took over SPACE with live painting on stage, delicious food and live screen printing! Below are the process pics for the Baltic Sea posters I did and Arm Factory poster comrade Daryl Tapley printing an original limited run. Pictures taken by fellow local screen-printer Kris Johnsen...

2 colors down!

Setting up registration for the final color...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lee "Scratch" Perry poster

This is the second time I have had the privilege to do a poster for the original Upsetter, LSP, live and in the flesh..

First draft. Extra-terrestrial sorceror of a lost tribe.
The first layer will be metallic gold ink and second layer black.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Baltic Sea printed

3 screens. Metallic silver, gold & bronze ink. 17x24 hvy tagboard. Run of 50.
Printed them live at the Space Gallery last night. Poster comrade Reuben Little of 43rd Parallel Press printed the second layer.

Friday, July 17, 2009


we broke up..
but here is a recent review that was featured in the United Kingdom's avant-rock/alternative metal/noise magazine, Rock-A-Rolla:

Recently I have been playing with some new people. The new stuff has repetition, synth keyboards, rock n'roll, some krautrock influences, and some of the HEAVY. There will be a vocoder, there will be lyrics. Sounding a bit psychedelic. It is very driving. It is not stoner rock. It is not metal. It does remind me of a Conifer II, but thats because I can't breakup with myself.

The name of the band is definitely not High-A-Synth.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Baltic Sea / Henry Gale at the Arm Factory shop

First draft..

Local songscape walkers The Baltic Sea are joined with Boston's instrumental whale wrestlers Henry Gale at The ARm Factory...200 Anderson street, Portland.

I will be printing these posters live, saturday night at the Assemble event, at Space Gallery. The orange color you see will be metallic gold ink, the grey will be metallic silver and the dark brown will be a dark copper.
Most likely a limited run of 50 or so.

My practice scratchboard sessions are going well. The next poster i do will have a last layer of black that will be something from scratchboard.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Assemble poster process

Done. 100 prints. 5 colors. 4 screens used. 18x24 hvy tagboard. s/n

Started with the water..

Then added the sky...

After that I put down the hot hot pink, which made the orange pop out, then last layer of black.

Big thanks to Zarra, Jeremy and Dom who swooped down to the Arm Factory to help me out, someday we'll get a drying rack.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Assemble poster

Assemble is a multi-media event at the Space Gallery organized by Dominic of the Arm Factory. There will be live wall painting, live silk-screening, food and music. I'm going to be printing new original prints and probably the finished version of this poster. Here is the first draft: