Thursday, July 22, 2010


Farley just made this awesome poster for Spoon's 3rd Austin City Limits taping. They are pretty much sold out, but if you see us at future poster shows we may have a few extra.

Reign in Blood

Here is Mark's solution to the other half of the Poison Idea poster run. Its for sale here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flatstock 25

If you're in San Francisco this weekend, come by and say hi at Flatstock 25.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Trail of Dead

Mark made this poster for the site launch of, an Austin company that designs web and merch for bands. 4-colors, 16x22" on 80lb French Recycled White.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Poison Idea

Mark made this poster for one of the nights of Chaos in Tejas here in Austin.

In Progress.

Stencil ready to print.

All four screens printed. Transparent black ink in the shadow layer makes different colors out of the red, green and white of the paper.

50 posters for the show were made. Another 45 were printed without the text. Mark wants to put some gory text in there and is open to suggestions. The final print will be posted soon.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Flatstock Book!

Mark has some work in this book. Buy one!
Rock Paper Show documents the first decade of the twenty-first century as the high-water mark in the storied intersection of graphic design and music. Against the backdrop of the digital-music revolution, the rock poster reemerged during this period as the calling card of impossibly talented new artists and design studios brought up on Black Flag, Joy Division, the Flaming Lips, and the Melvins. Simultaneously, the posters that these studios produced were celebrated by a rapidly growing nation of indie-rock fans who all woke up one day craving beautiful new music-related objects in their lives. The excitement - matched equally in the design and music worlds - was captured by and celebrated via the birth and rapid rise of Flatstock, the American Poster Institute's ongoing rock-poster exhibition.

Since its inception in 2002, Flatstock has evolved into the definitive showcase of the most talented poster artists working today. Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1 is an editorial and visual history of the first 20 Flatstocks, with contributions from the artists and studios that regularly attend the events and the bands who are often the subjects of the posters, as well as critics and collectors involved in this community. Rock Paper Show collects for the first time the original posters created for each Flatstock by the attending studios. Veteran poster-makers take the reader on behind-the-scenes looks at the studios, the artists, the regional scenes, and the personalities of this vibrant and varied community.

Curated by Geoff Peveto (president, American Poster Institute)
Book design by Rumors

Over 60 editorial contributors, including:
Aesthetic Apparatus, Craig Finn (the Hold Steady), John Foster (author, Masters of Poster Design), Clay Hayes (, Jeff Kleinsmith (Patent Pending), Jay Ryan (the Bird Machine), and Paula Scher (Pentagram).

The deluxe edition of the book features 20 original posters, commissioned to celebrate Rock Paper Show's release.

312 pages. 566 color images.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oh Yeah....

By the way, as you can see Farley and I have joined forces to form Empire Press. Since we were sharing booths at conventions and well... we're married, we figured we'd "incorporate" at least in name. Its tidier, do you agree?

We've been upgrading our modest garage shop, and we've procured a lovely American Tempo semi-automatic screenprinting press!

New Yann Tiersen poster from Farley

Farley is totally outpacing me in the "getting shit done" department. Check out her new poster for avant-instrumentalist Yann Tiersen. We are big fans of his recordings and she was psyched to make something for this show.

Renegade Craft Fair!

Farley and I will be at the very first Austin Renegade Craft fair! Come by and say hello.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Calendars!

I am welcoming 2010 with my yearly calendar. They are currently for sale at The year of the tiger promises to be a good one, and my resolution for you readers is to make more use of this blog, so stay tuned!