April 14th, 2014
Here is a nice little reggae treasure box of 5 x vinyl 45s designed for Record Store Day and a limited edition, two colour silkscreen for Pressure Sounds (www.pressure.co.uk). I based it on the Jamaican 70s poster artist Sassafras who was the top guy for getting posters done for all those Rude Boy “Lawn” yard gigs. No pasting up he just used bottle tops and hammered into telegraph poles to hold the posters up till the following weekend and next poster. It was great to get back to real hand lettering that I trained for and not on the Mac. The script was typical “theatre” poster script which good friends John Farley and Danny Claridge know only too well from our London Palladium and West End theatre poster design days.
April 10th, 2014
It was great to resurrect and put together an artwork for another legend HORACE ANDY on the Pressure Sounds label. The reconstruction was not easy and much retouching and cleaning up. Recreate the Sun Shot label to its full glory. The album comes in 12 inch vinyl, CD and also a limited edition silkscreen 12 inch sleeve. See www.pressure.co.uk
March 26th, 2014
Occasionally I find another little gem.. almost forgot her and here she is.. probably the original “rude girl”. She was not meant to happen but in the blur of 2 Tone happening so quickly and lack of direct communications etc (ie no mobile phones then) I illustrated her and she became Walt’s girlfriend and part of the Bodysnatchers music papers advert for “Do Rock Steady”. About a week later Walt was back in his rightful position and she had been “dumped”. Maybe we should name her Talwa or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
She is now part of some of Teflons’s graphics at Harry Wandsworth’s new Nutty Bar in Marbella opening April 4, 2014 with guest DJ Rhoda Dakar appearing. See ttps://www.facebook.com/thenuttybar
November 15th, 2013
Have these Nutty Dancer licensed rocket stools available soon and exclusive to order from www.2toneposters.co.uk and on the website revamp very soon. Ideal for every rude boy or rude girl Christmas pressie. The white side one is also available with a check band (not shown). Optional black or chrome legs. Not cheap (£159 inc P&P) but then a nice product and craftsman made … drop me a line for details or to order one in time for Christmas: email@example.com
October 2nd, 2013
A 2 Tone Posters Mini Exhibition will be at SKAMOUTH at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk 2013 October 18, 19, 20 & 21. It will be great to see old and new friends at this amazing event that showcases so much including performances by Neville Staple, The Uptown Collective of Winston Reedy & Pressure Tenants, Dave Barker, The Dualers. King Hammond & Spirit of 69, From The Jam & Bruce Foxton and many more.
See www.skamouth.co.uk for details