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Gotta make room for all the new art this fall!

Had some fun distressing some custom made channel letters for a client, recently. Glad to know all that time spent doing tech theater came in handy. Thanks Charlie!

So, even though four color process printing has been around for AGES, I finally figured out a good way to make CMYK color separations for screenprinting in Photoshop. I’ll finally be able to make the kind of prints I’ve been wanting to make for years. And now, I feel like a total dumb ass, because the steps are so easy…oh well.

The latest posters for The Polyphonic Spree… The latest posters for The Polyphonic Spree…
Series 1 of my ‘Mad Men’ tribute art print set now available for pre-order. Releasing August 15, 2014. Limited Edition of only 25 each, signed & numbered. (Coming soon: Peggy Olson, Pete Campbell, Betty Draper/Francis, Bert Cooper, Megan Draper & More!) Series 1 of my ‘Mad Men’ tribute art print set now available for pre-order. Releasing August 15, 2014. Limited Edition of only 25 each, signed & numbered. (Coming soon: Peggy Olson, Pete Campbell, Betty Draper/Francis, Bert Cooper, Megan Draper & More!) Series 1 of my ‘Mad Men’ tribute art print set now available for pre-order. Releasing August 15, 2014. Limited Edition of only 25 each, signed & numbered. (Coming soon: Peggy Olson, Pete Campbell, Betty Draper/Francis, Bert Cooper, Megan Draper & More!)

Series 1 of my ‘Mad Men’ tribute art print set now available for pre-order. Releasing August 15, 2014. Limited Edition of only 25 each, signed & numbered. (Coming soon: Peggy Olson, Pete Campbell, Betty Draper/Francis, Bert Cooper, Megan Draper & More!)

So, I’m totally obsessed with Mad Men, which if you know me personally, is no surprise. Been thinking of a cool print series to celebrate my favorite show, and finally figured out how. I’m also a fan of vintage baseball cards, particularly the 1949 Leaf set as demonstrated by the Jackie Robinson card pictured above. Thought it would be a nice tongue-in-cheek way to do my Mad Men print set in the style of said baseball cards.

The print series, which will cover most of the key characters from the show, will be hand silk screened on 16” x 20” paper, and fashioned in a way to look like a vintage baseball card. First up will be Jon Hamm, aka Don Draper, obviously. Following will be the characters of Roger Sterling, Pete Campbell, Joan Harris, Peggy Olson, Betty Draper/Francis, Bert Cooper and Sally Draper. Might even see a few supporting characters show up in the series, too.

Sad to see this is Mad Men’s final season, but at least I can watch the show over and over again, thanks to DVDs… So, I’m totally obsessed with Mad Men, which if you know me personally, is no surprise. Been thinking of a cool print series to celebrate my favorite show, and finally figured out how. I’m also a fan of vintage baseball cards, particularly the 1949 Leaf set as demonstrated by the Jackie Robinson card pictured above. Thought it would be a nice tongue-in-cheek way to do my Mad Men print set in the style of said baseball cards.

The print series, which will cover most of the key characters from the show, will be hand silk screened on 16” x 20” paper, and fashioned in a way to look like a vintage baseball card. First up will be Jon Hamm, aka Don Draper, obviously. Following will be the characters of Roger Sterling, Pete Campbell, Joan Harris, Peggy Olson, Betty Draper/Francis, Bert Cooper and Sally Draper. Might even see a few supporting characters show up in the series, too.

Sad to see this is Mad Men’s final season, but at least I can watch the show over and over again, thanks to DVDs…

So, I’m totally obsessed with Mad Men, which if you know me personally, is no surprise. Been thinking of a cool print series to celebrate my favorite show, and finally figured out how. I’m also a fan of vintage baseball cards, particularly the 1949 Leaf set as demonstrated by the Jackie Robinson card pictured above. Thought it would be a nice tongue-in-cheek way to do my Mad Men print set in the style of said baseball cards.

The print series, which will cover most of the key characters from the show, will be hand silk screened on 16” x 20” paper, and fashioned in a way to look like a vintage baseball card. First up will be Jon Hamm, aka Don Draper, obviously. Following will be the characters of Roger Sterling, Pete Campbell, Joan Harris, Peggy Olson, Betty Draper/Francis, Bert Cooper and Sally Draper. Might even see a few supporting characters show up in the series, too.

Sad to see this is Mad Men’s final season, but at least I can watch the show over and over again, thanks to DVDs…

Colors one and two of another new Polyphonic Spree gig poster. Colors one and two of another new Polyphonic Spree gig poster.
Some recent projects…a new Polyphonic Spree tour poster, 7” record jackets to screenprint soon, and the design for our 10th Anniversary button packaging inserts. There’s never a dull moment at Napkin Art HQ. Some recent projects…a new Polyphonic Spree tour poster, 7” record jackets to screenprint soon, and the design for our 10th Anniversary button packaging inserts. There’s never a dull moment at Napkin Art HQ. Some recent projects…a new Polyphonic Spree tour poster, 7” record jackets to screenprint soon, and the design for our 10th Anniversary button packaging inserts. There’s never a dull moment at Napkin Art HQ.

Some recent projects…a new Polyphonic Spree tour poster, 7” record jackets to screenprint soon, and the design for our 10th Anniversary button packaging inserts. There’s never a dull moment at Napkin Art HQ.

Ladies and Gents…happy to announce the arrival of Classic Waxxx Records, my very own independent record label that specializes in vinyl reissues of classic tunes and brand new releases!

I must admit, the label stuff came together much faster than anticipated, but working within different facets of the industry over the last few years, I felt prepared to tackle such a massive undertaking.

The label’s very first release is slated to come out very soon, a limited edition 7” single by John Paul Smith & The Coal Creek Boys from Alberta, Canada. The single features two new songs on a red, limited numbered edition 45rpm (only 300 copies) with download card and hand silk screened jacket. The band and I are quite excited about this release, and already have several more releases in the works! You can PRE-ORDER a copy of the new single here.

As mentioned earlier this week in an interview on the Dallas Observer Blog, the next release will be a reissue of two classic Lightnin’ Hopkins tunes on a limited edition 7” record, as part of the label’s “Heritage Series,” and will also come in a hand silk screened jacket. (In addition to showcasing great music, it’s imperative that good visuals also accompany each collectible release.)

Obviously, it’s been a roller coaster ride these first six months of 2014, Napkin Art Studios’ 10th Anniversary, and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

What with a new record label, art publisher, solo art exhibit and countless other things, needless to say, 2014 is going to go down as a stellar year for the studio and the newly formed Classic Waxxx Records.

Ps…you can also check out Classic Waxxx’s Tumblr page here, which features a massive collection of images of 33/45/78 records, LP covers, vintage vinyl reviews and audio curated from our personal collection.

The finished ‘tumbling dice’ screenprint from the game piece series. Measures 24” x 24 on Accent opaque white 100lb cover.