2015 - Best Ever MOONALICE 420 Celebration
Attended the Moonalice annual 4/20 Show (on 4/19 this year) at Slim's in San Francisco, with my webguru, Michael Truncale. For me this "Gathering of the Tribe" was the best ever. First, the band gets better and better; they played wonderfully in sync and their performance was polished, with a vibrant light show behind them. Then it was good to see members of the Moonalice staff, other artists who do posters for the band, and long-time friends. The outside display of hundreds of posters was terrific, and those who worked on that are applauded. Alexandra Fisher & Chris Shaw did a great job of art directing and coordinating the 19 posters designed for this year's show. And we all thank Roger McNamee for pursuing his vision of a band and music career, as well as for all that he has done and is doing for artists. May Moonalice have continuing and growing success.
My contribution was a poster that presents one of the late Alton Kelley's famous "kustom kars" he liked to paint—this one a souped-up hotrod. It is my third and last design displaying Kelley's work: it started with M-636 in 2013, followed by M-745 in 2014, and now M-804 in 2015. Kelley's paintings were loaned to me by his widow, Marguerite Trousdale, and with her encouragement, I scanned and presented them in posters. As Roger put it, "Kelley must be smiling down."