Here is latest Brewco poster just in time for the Holidays. The client requested that Santa have a pretty blonde sitting on his lap, and pouring him a beer. Naughty ole’ Santa….
For this poster I referenced a number of Haddon Sundblom’s Santa illustrations for the vintage Coca Cola Christmas ads. Sundblom actually studied under my great-grandfather, Antonin Sterba (1875-1963) who was a portrait painter, and who taught at the Art Institute of Chicago. Here is a link to the website I created for Antonin’s works of art.
Here is poster currently on display at Brewco Manhattan Beach:
This is the latest poster created for Manhattan Beach Brewco. With the tagline, “Campaign for Real Ales. God Save the Ales”, it’s a nod CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. It is also, of course a play off of “God Save the Queen”. You can visit CAMRA’s website here: http://www.camra.org.uk/page.php?id=10
The client requested that I closely match Shepard Fairey’s “God Save the Queen” poster; only I was to incorporate a more mature queen raising a pint. Here is a link to Fairey’s poster: http://www.obeygiant.com/prints/god-save-the-queen
Here is the final poster:
Here is the latest Brewco poster with the tagline “Extreme Beers are Extremely Satisfying.” I was asked to reference George Condo’s Screaming Priest painting for inspiration on this piece. This character ended up being a little bit happier than Condo’s angry priest.
Below is the final poster.
Below is the printed poster on display at Brewco Manhattan Beach, CA.
I was asked to create this Brewco “Cheers” poster which was used as a template for the final glass piece. The printed canvas poster was displayed in the restaurant until the final piece was ready, months later.
Here is my final design:
Here is the final glass piece with gold leaf inlay: