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Florian Street Posters

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008


All we know is they are in San Fransisco.

Pelican "Champions of Sound" tour poster

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008


This is our first project with PELICAN and we couldn't be happier to have them join the family. This poster was designed by our own Ryan Begley for the bands US tour with fellow Hydrahead bands KAYO DOT and STEVE BRODSKY. 13" X 26" 2 color print on ice gray paper. Posters will go on sale November 22nd. Look for them from Now until then at PELICAN's merch table.

Kings Avenue Tattoo

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008


I am participating in the "VON DOOM" show curated by Alex Braubach and held at the Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco during the month of October. Opening reception: Thursday, October 1st. 6-9 pm Closing reception: Saturday, October 31st, Halloween Party! 6-9 pm "Von Doom" is a celebration of heavy-metal inspired art with a focus on image-makers of the current metal scene. This exhibition, on display during October, brings together a variety of artists hailing from places as far away as the U.K. and Australia. The collection in the front room gallery will focus on drawings and prints in various degrees of brutality, un-holiness and gore. Much of the art on display can be found again as album art, tour posters and t-shirts. The backroom will harbor a large-scale installation conceived and created by two San Francisco local metal headz. Inspired by San Francisco's own "Hell-o-ween" Black Metal Festival, this show is an ode to the music that spawns cross eyed goat heads, summons the apocalypse and paints itself in corpse paint. Nothing is sacred - all is doom. Artists: Andrei Bouzikov Ben Venom Clint Smith French Glenn Smith Jeremy Simmons Justin Bartlett Paul Alexander Thornton Son of Witz http://evergoldgallery.blogspot.com

London Tattoo Convention.

Monday, October 20th, 2008


Thomas Hooper returns to home for The Fourth Annual London Tattoo Convention. Held at the "Tobacco Dock" at 50 Porters Walk in Wapping London E1W 2SF England. The event will be held from Sept 26th to the 28th and feature 200 tattooers from all over the world. Thomas will be there tattooing and selling apparel, prints and books exclusive to the event. Learn more about the convention here.

Bikes and Cars.

Saturday, October 11th, 2008


Baker and Leary rode their Triumphs down to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline Massachusetts on Sunday. As Americas oldest car museum, they have a really cool and interesting permanent collection of classic cars and motorcycles and a revolving door of new exhibits and events. Yes, that is a toilet in the back of that car.

One down.

Friday, October 10th, 2008


Its been one year since we opened SHIRTS AND DESTROY and we cant thank you all enough for being a part of it. There are a lot of new projects on the horizon for this fall so check back with us.

DOOMRIDERS / DISFEAR Limited edition tour split 7

Thursday, October 9th, 2008


This edition of 300 7" with hand silk screened covers is only available through Disfear and Doomriders on their tour together in October and November. Designed by Thomas Hooper and Printed by our on Kevin Leary on super heavy museum board.

Whats Florian up to lately?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008


I was on the phone with Florian and asked him if he was working on anything and he sent me these pictures nonchalantly. After working on that amazing full color cover illustration he did for 16 I figured maybe he'd be dunking his wrist in a bucket of ice and eating ibuprofen like skittles but he's back to work drawing THIS thing. Here is the proof if you needed it that Florian creates his images by hand without the use of a computer. I'm not sure what we are doing with this but I cant wait because I want one of whatever its going to be.

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