Ey up folks!
So, it’s been a busy few weeks/months/years and I feel like i’m neglecting this place a little. I should probably plough a little more time into the site in the new year. to be honest, it’s probably easier to just get your up to the minute information via my Twitter or Instagram feeds (both @drewmillward).
Anywho, I thought I would pop a note up here to alert you to a new print that will be released out into the wild tomorrow, via those stella chaps over at Mondo. I’ve been working with these chaps for a number of years, and I’m always incredibly pleased when they ask me back. This time round I got to put my spin on ‘The Fly’.
You will be able to grab it from their site in the next 24 hours.
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You can now pre-order the new edition of the Millward Paper Tigers shirts and sweatshirts! Grab one HERE!
the pre-order will be up for the next week, after which, production will start.
How you all doing? well i would hope.
Anyways, I just wanted to drop a really quick post on here before I totally forget. Last weekend in Leeds there was a party to celebrate 15 years of Bombed Out Records. To say it was special, is a bit of an understatement. Bands reformed, traveled from other countries, played final shows (although I genuinely hope that Wooderson reconsider that particular decision, as they are too good to see go) and were generally bloody awesome. Getting to see Caves for the first time, and Dugong for the first time since 2005 were personal highlights, but frankly, it was just a whole big bag of fun. A big bag of fun and a reminder what a music scene can be.
Massive thanks to Steve and everyone else who pitched in, manned the merch stall, sold cake, played some music, punched the air and shouted their lungs out. May there be another 15 years ahead.
I was asked to make a poster for the occasion, which I obviously agreed to do. They sold incredibly well on the day, and hopefully everyone who wanted on grabbed one.
Big thanks to Tommy at Prints of Thieves for the incredible print job. You are a diamond!
There are a handful of these prints left. They are £20 each, signed and numbered, in an edition of 60. Grab them HERE!.
A few weeks ago, I was very kindly asked to produce a poster for Soundgarden’s Birmingham show, on their recent tour of the UK.
It looks like this.
It is an edition of 150 (a lot less available online), 2 colour, and will be going up on sale on Wednesday (02/10/13), from my webstore.
It’s been a bit quiet on here of late. I’ve been busy with one thing and another, so you’ll have to excuse the radio silence.
Anyway, I thought I’d pop in to mention a new print drop that is happening today, via the good folks over at Warpaint Press they’ve put out some great prints in the past, and i’m happy to be part of it.
“Funhouse” is an 18″ x 24″ screenprint with an edition of 75.
It goes up today (18th of September), and you can grab it here.
More news soon!
‘Til then, have fun!
Later this week will see the release of my artist copies of my recent Phish triptych. These are 12″ x 24″ screen prints, have editions of 1000 (much, much less online), and will cost $150/set. They go up Friday, August 9th at a random time. Visit Postersandtoys.com.
That is all.
Now to make some more posters.
Hey there, how you doing?
Just a quick post to alert you to a new print which is available for you to purchase, with your hard earned money.
You may have read a post a few weeks ago about a show in Chicago, at Galerie F, where artists were invited to re-imagine the works of Roald Dahl, and, by association, Quentin Blake. I chose one of my favourite books while growing up, ‘The BFG’. I hope I did some justice to the text, and haven’t ruined it for anyone.
You can buy it HERE!
This week seems to have consisted of writing blog posts. Not a terrible way to spend your time, but it’s rather distracting me from the other tasks I have before me. Still, I thought this was something that you may want to read about.
Later today (10/07/2013), Mondo will be releasing my ‘Gremlins’ print. It will be going on sale at a random time.
I drew this poster a number of months ago, but due to the scheduling over at Mondo, it’s just now being released. It’s odd to sit on something for so long, almost forget about it, then get sent the photos of the print. I have to say, I don’t hate it (even though some folks seem to).
I don’t always enjoy working with existing IP, but this was a fun project. The problem with producing this sort of work is that there is already a visual template set out for you. You put too much of your own ‘style’ into it, you risk alienating (and offending) the existing fan base. You work too diligently on capturing likenesses or element of the film and you walk away having brought nothing to the table. I like the freedom of sitting in front of a blank page and creating something, not trying to capture someone else’s creation. I’m always blown away by the work of Tyler Stout and Ken Taylor, both seem to capture faces and scenes, with photographic like accuracy, yet still be able to infuse the work with so much of their style and personality. While I don’t strive for their level of accuracy, I do hope that I’ve struck some sort of balance between my work, and being faithful to the movie (which I love).
The inspiration for the print came from the film, via Chinese advertising and filtered through my own mind box.
Howdy folks! I hadn’t anticipated posting on here again so soon, but I thought I would share this video with you, that dropped into my inbox today.
Almost two years ago now, I headed down to Sheffield to participate in a project organised by Dirty Face. It was a tough day of painting a big old wall, for it to be painted over about an hour later. After some technical issues, scheduling problems and other spanners in the works, the videos of the event are finally up and available to view. All are worth a watch. I am lucky to be in such prestigious company, as the list of the other nine artists is mind bending.
Ten artists, from near and far, were given a day to paint a wall. The progress and finished piece were documented, then painted over, to make way for the next artist.
You can watch all the videos HERE!
Hope you are all well. It’s currently hotter than the sun here, so I’m sat in a darkened room, melting away. I’m not cut out for this sort of climate.
Anyway, the real reason I’m posting here is to tell you about a series of posters, for some shows that happened over this past weekend. The more eagle eyed amongst you may have seen these on social networking sites, either through myself, or through Phish themselves. I have worked with the band before and it’s always been a joy. This time was no exception.
I was approached to do a poster for the three nights at Saratoga Springs. The option was to either create one poster for the three dates, or build up a bit of a triptych. Never one to make life easy for myself, I opted to make three. Having just finished up the Summer Tour coin series for the band (something I will post about soon), the last few weeks/months have been somewhat occupied by Phish. Which is fine by me. The coin series are all based on elements of the different cities/towns/areas the different shows are taking place, so i felt like having done that, it freed the design of the posters up a little, allowing me to concentrate more on illustrating their sound and the experience of the show, rather than anything totally site specific. This ended up being a bit of a mammoth task, but ultimately something that i’m quite proud of (even though some of the more vocal elements of the bands fan base are not totally happy with how they turned out).
There will be a very limited number of sets available soon, but I will keep everyone posted on the details of the sale.