Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Series 3
Scope and Contents Prints in series 3 are woodcuts. In an effort to keep costs low, series 3 saw the adoption of a standardized and slightly smaller size format of roughly 8.5 inches wide by 20 inches tall. Series 3 was also the first series to incorporate handset lead type – a practice that was carried on into series 4. This series also continued (for the most part) advertising multiple shows on each poster. Concerts include: Dark Meat with Bunnygrunt; The Felice Brothers with AA Bondy; Darker My...
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Identifier: Series 4
Scope and Contents Series 4, the “Alien New Wave Series” was envisioned as a science fiction narrative. It is the story of a secret space agent who falls in love with a living weapon, and steals her away from the space empire. This narrative is told with visuals that still manage to invoke the bands involved in each performance and carry on a motif of juxtaposing human and non-human elements. Series 4 was printed exclusively on fluorescent paper, which added to the difficulty of finding suitable ink colors....
Dates: 2009 - 2010
Identifier: Series 5
Scope and Contents Series 5, which combined woodcut and photopolymer techniques, also introduced the dimension of artists’ books to the posters. Each print can be folded into a small book by following directions presented on The Firecracker Press website. This presented design challenges, as the print must work as a whole poster, work as a book, and not lose its ability to advertise the bands and the club. Additional technical challenges included running perforated “stripes” down the center of the poster to...
Dates: 2010 - 2011
Identifier: Series 6
Scope and Contents Series 6 was the final series produced by The Firecracker Press before the Billiken Club went on hiatus. The prints were created with extensive use of pressure printing, which The Firecracker Press incorporated to introduce more color and variety of image without significantly increasing the price of the print for the Billiken Club. Concerts included: War on Drugs w/Cavemen; Vivian Girls w/ Widowspeak; Richard Buckner; Emperor X w/So Many Dynamos; The Felice Brothers with Gill...