When the infamous Zoltron asked me if I wanted to make a Primus poster this season and Green Elvis was mentioned there was no way I could say no.  It was 24 years ago in 1994 when I made my first Green Elvis rock poster …for Primus at the Fillmore.  It’s always been one of my favorite posters, complete with Day-Glo inks – if Green Elvis was going to make a comeback Day-Glo had to be included.  Green Elvis is again portrayed as a classic Christian icon, but in this new version I got in pretty deep with the classic geometry and symbols which is more related to my recent artwork and icons.  Its a nice hybrid of my old and new art.

I was having a great time making the image, I knew immediately it had to be a special print too.  I needed metallic, fluorescent, and non-fluorescent inks and and some unique printing & color know-how to make this poster – I called Chuck Sperry, he’s the master of that recipe, he’s printed Green Elvis before, and we’re old friends.  I really need to thank Chuck here.  He accepted the project and squeezed it into his crazy schedule, he also turned it up to “11” with the technique – meaning these are some really beautiful prints.  We had a blast making the posters over a few days, the inks and color are perfect – sizzling but scaled back fluorescents, the famous hi-test Hangar 18 silver, and a slightly transparent black.   A huge thank you to Primus, Zoltron, and again, Chuck Sperry for making this poster possible.

This poster looks awesome in blacklight!

 

 

The Green Elvis posters will be released at the Primus concert on June 2, 2018 at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, Maryland.  #P297 in the Primus series. 

I will release a limited amount of standard edition posters as well as variants HERE at time to be announced shortly.  

Edition info and photos below.

 

 

 

Primus at Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD

June 2, 2018

#P297

 

THIS POSTER WILL BE RELEASED FOR SALES WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th, 2018

 

STANDARD SHOW EDITION: 

18” x 24”

6 color Screenprint on Cougar stock

Edition of 250

Signed and Numbered – Sold Out – Thank You!

 

 

 

GOLD VARIANT:

18” x 24”

5 colors on Metallic Gold stock (minus yellow plate)

Edition of 16

Signed and Numbered – Sold Out – Thank You

 

 

PEARL VARIANT:

18” x 24”

6 colors on Iridescent Pearl stock

Edition of 20

Signed and Numbered – Sold Out – Thank You

 

 

 

FOIL VARIANT:

18” x 24”

6 colors on Holographic Foil

Edition of 12

Signed and Numbered – Sold Out – Thank You.

 

 

 

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One Response to Primus Green Elvis 2018 Silkscreen Poster by Chris Shaw

  1. Geoff says:

    Amazing work again keeper of the squid

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