Hot 20 – Hell Yeah!

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A big thanks to Hot or Not Designs for including us in their list and to all those that voted us into the “Hot 20” designs. It looks like there is now 695+ sites submitted. It’s so cool to be included in a list that includes Apple, Blogger, Google, and Mercedes. Update: Okay, so we’re no longer in the top 20 but it was good to be there even if it was for a short time.

Rancid Concert Poster

Rancid Concert Poster

Having been going to punk and hardcore in and around DC, New York, and Boston for over half my life I have seen my fair share of show flyers and posters. When it comes to punk posters it is fairly easy to whip one of these off, especially for such an iconic band as Rancid. You need several of these elements in any combination: 1) skull 2) reference to a youth crew 3) an anarchy/straightedge/peace/vegan/upside-down flag/mohawk symbol, 4) reference to “punk is not dead”, 5) picture of band looking miffed showing their sleeve of ink, 6) horribly done type that is made to be almost illegible due to being written in sharpie or photocopied beyong recoginition, 7) a myspace web address, 8) only black, white, and red can be used for a color scheme and 9) no sexy portrayals of women, men, plants, minerals, or animals.
Enjoy!

In truth, the idea came off of listening to Rancid’s album “Indestructible,” especially the song “Spirit of ’87” which has such a military pin-up sounding name. And nothing beats a beautiful woman and falling bombs considering our current political situations.
The limited-edition, silk-screened poster will be available at the show as well as on El JEFE DESIGN. Check out our new store for all your poster needs by clicking here.


This is part of our ongoing local artist concert poster and hanbill gallery — if you are an artist, or band and would like to submit the poster or handbill from your upcoming show email the poster image with artist information, and show information including a blurb about the show and the poster to posters [at] mudsugar [dot] com. Please make sure images are at least 416 pixels wide but no larger than 1mb.


X and Rollins Band Concert Poster

Rollins Band Concert Poster

Ever since I got The End of Silence record as a freshman in high school I knew the Rollins Band was for me. Combining elements of funk, jazz, hardcore, and straight-up rock, Rollins and crew have been delivering the soundtrack to my life since then. So it was an honour to be able to do this poster promoting the tour as it stops at the 9:30 Club in DC with The Riverboat Gamblers, the classic Rollins Band lineup, and LA punk legends X.

Using the tour title, As the World Burns and the classic Rollins Band song “Hotter and Hotter” the poster represents the twenty+ years Rollins and X spent on the road playing heavy and harder than most bands half their age. It also is a welcome home of sorts for Henry and Chris with use of the DC map in the background. The poster is four colors with a nifty silver varnish printed on recycled grey paper.

The limited-edition, silk-screened poster is available only at El JEFE DESIGN. Check out the new store for all your poster needs by clicking here.


This is part of our ongoing local artist concert poster and hanbill gallery — if you are an artist, or band and would like to submit the poster or handbill from your upcoming show email the poster image with artist information, and show information including a blurb about the show and the poster to posters [at] mudsugar [dot] com. Please make sure images are at least 416 pixels wide but no larger than 1mb.