I am very happy to announce the release of “Scenes from Saturday Afternoon” the gig poster for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ show in Buffalo, NY at Erie Canal Harbor. I was so excited when I was asked to illustrate this poster for such a monumental band that I had to make something grand and magical - it is loosely inspired by Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon” and I’m extremely satisfied with how it turned out. “Scenes from Saturday Afternoon” is a three color screenprinted poster on speckletone starch mint with a limited edition of 155. 40 are available online at www.jamesreadsmerch.com - be sure to grab yours now!

It boggles my mind that this is a digital illustration (even though it’s obvious). I guess coming from a fine arts background, I’ve always been much more comfortable with hand-drawing illustrations and working out colors and what-nots on paper instead of on the screen, thus really using the latter only for clean-up and layout. That said, the ephemeral hand-drawn quality coupled with digital precision is so exquisite here, that I’m pretty much sold. 

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