A quick post just to thank the team at Victorious Fest, Jay and team at A A Design & Print (who ran the merch) and to Strong Island who are helping out with some last minute support.
Victorious was an absolute blast and boasted the mightiest of line-ups, it really did Portsmouth proud. It was great to catch up with a lot of old friends as well as meet some new ones – (one slightly sad revelation to report is that yes, Silent Disco is a dreadful as I always suspected it was – It’ll take more than a case of beer and old friends *shoutout* Mel and Leslie to persuade me to do that again – shudder)
So… Super Flaming Johnny Scream and the Magic Darkness! amazing!
and for the hoodlums there was a ripping set from Mvula Jaxx and Tiny Texas
most impressive – we’re so proud that we were given the chance to screen the official merchandise poster. Hopefully next year we’ll have the whole situation smoothed out and we’ll be able to give this some proper promotion in the lead up to the event – but hey its all worked out in the end – Strong Island have very kindly agreed to sell this poster at their Highland Road store (and we’re not getting stung by terrible commission rates so we can keep it real close to the original price – so just £22 for a 6colour print – that IS a bargain for handprinted merch, ask anyone).
I sincerely hope you’ll excuse the manic pace at which this is being typed out – there is so much going on at the moment that there’s barely time for spell checking… there’s another 2 blogs to get written and loads of emailing and phone calls in between (a tour of Germany with the Petting Zoo posters is being arranged currently)
…I did want to wax lyrical about how this print was designed to appeal to both the young kids of Portsmouth, the mums and dads AND the flaming lips weirdos – but that little line is going to have to do… at some stage I’ll put up some production shots too as its rare that our studio does more than 4 colours on a print …plus the little yellow to green fade on the reflected firework came out really really sweet.
anyhow – sorry – gotta dash x