Finally giving you an excuse to replace your Collective Soul Summer Tour '95 poster is North Florida-based Kreg Yingst, whose "interest in a good story" drives him to create/carve/paint/print art including everything from quirky hand-painted woodcuts depicting magic tricks & circus performances that filled his childhood, to mat-block prints of albums from Jimi Hendrix, to Tom Waits, to
Collective Soul, suckaaa!!! Miles Davis. The goods:
Music Blockprints: These guys are set up on 5"x5", 6"x4", or 10"x10" mats that're brightly painted with the faces of rockers like Bob Marley, Steely Dan, The Who, and B.B. King, and can also be thrown in custom hand-painted wooden frames, often hooked up with song titles and Scrabble letters, cause you know all rock stars love scoring with X's.
Magic/Circus Linocuts: Inspired by summers visiting his magician grandfather, these ltd-ed, playing card-shaped linocuts showcase everything from snake charmers, to dancing bears, to two moto-riding dudes looping the "Circle of Death", also a song from The Lion King, written when Elton John was playing hella Doom II.
Other stuff: Kreg's also got b/w blockprints with statements like "Tell It To The Judge" (with a creepy gavel-swinging magistrate with Scream masks for eyes) and "The Dance of the Death" portfolio that prints skulls and skeletons on Kozo -- apparently a more "masculine" paper, which's the exact opposite of what Collective Soul earned on that Summer Tour.
Published: June 28, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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