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Soto, Jeff More info
Bands
Black Keys, The More info
Portugal. The Man More info
Manufacturer
InHouse Silkscreen - Chino, CA More info
Edition Details
Year:2012
Class:Poster
Status:Official
Released:01/25/12
Run:200
Technique:Screen Print
Size:18 X 24
Markings:Signed & Numbered
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Venues
Le Zenith - Paris, FRA
Event
2012-01-24 & 2012-01-25
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The Black Keys are a great band that I’ve enjoyed for a number of years now. I was asked to do a poster for the French leg of their tour. Having experienced not only Paris, but smaller and friendlier Lyon last year, I wanted to give the people of France another taste of my work, and hopefully a nice poster to commemorate the show.

The inspiration was sculptural works I got to see in France, in particular those celebrating the French Revolution. I designed the poster loosely as a representation of Marie Antoinette’s head. I wanted it to be beautiful and sculptural, and maybe just a bit tragic. I don’t know where the Black Key’s music fits in, but to me, it works well. There is something tragic in their music, there’s passion and angst and sexiness, and I tried to put all that in.

The lettering was inspired by the fonts used in the Paris Metro. I couldn’t believe them the first time I saw them. It reminded me of 60′s era hippy letters, but older looking. I think my friends in Paris take it for granted that they’re surrounded by this beautiful old design work. I live on the west coast, so we never see any signs that old!
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