Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hell With the Lid Off!

The good folks at Kelly's Bar & Lounge here in Pittsburgh have commissioned me to create an image to advertise their sixth annual barleywine festival. A black & white version will begin appearing on lampposts and in local dives in the near future, and will, I hope, be promptly stolen by connoisseurs of lowbrow ephemera.

Kelly's will also have a two-color tee shirt available during the festival.

On top of all that, I'm producing a signed & numbered limited-edition 11" x 17" full-color offset poster, which will be available soon. Details to follow. In the meantime, here's a preview:

It turned out looking like a vintage firecracker label, which was sort of a happy accident.

I attended last year's HWTLO and it certainly lived up to the name. With Kelly's justly-famous bar food, multiple flights of craft-brewed barleywine (including the luscious and heady Gratitude from East End Brewing), and a capacity crowd of revelers, this is an event not to be missed.


  1. Thanks, sir!

    Of course, the black & white one is not as striking as the full color version.

  2. I may steal one too, but I'm gonna buy me a nice pretty one.

  3. Catching up, here...

    GREAT poster! Vintage look—awesome!