TRPS Rock Art by the Bay at the Cannery

On August 17, 2012, in Events, by NC

TRPS presents:

Rock Art By The Bay at The Cannery

Sat­ur­day August 18, 2012 from 10:00am – 6:00pm

The Rock Poster Soci­ety (TRPS) is pleased to announce the rock poster art event of the summer! TRPS presents Rock Art By the Bay on Sat­ur­day August 18, 2012 at the Can­nery near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. The show will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admis­sion: FREE

This Saturday – The TRPS Rock Art by the Bay at the Cannery. A great poster show! I can’t be there, but Alex will be manning our booth and there will be plenty of posters. We will also be releasing a very limited amount of the JerryGarcia/Giants/Moonalice posters. One per person.

Moonalice SF Giants Jerry Gar­cia 70th Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion poster by Chris Shaw & Chuck Sperry


Moonalice San Francisco Giants Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Celebration silkscreen poster Chris Shaw & Chuck Sperry

SF Giants Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Celebration with musical guest Moonalice
Silkscreen poster by Chris Shaw & Chuck Sperry
August 1, 2012 at AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

Art by Chris Shaw. Printing by Chuck Sperry & Chris Shaw at Hangar 18, Oakland.
Impression: 19″ x 28.5″
Paper: 21″ x 31.75″
5 Color Screenprint, Cougar 80lb
Edition of 100
Signed & Numbered


part of the Moonalice poster series: M503


Pearl Jam Oslo 2012 poster by Chris Shaw & Chuck Sperry

Chris Shaw teamed up with Chuck Sperry to make Pearl Jam’s Oslo, Norway poster. While Chuck and I have made Pearl Jam posters in the mid-1990’s, the Oslo’s Pearl Jam poster is a mix of New School and Old School Rock Poster Art.

Since the theme of the PJ tour posters is VS, we immediately thought of a Ying-Yang form as a good way to communicate that idea.

Then we thought of that crazy ‘Norway Spiral’ that filled the night sky over Norway a couple years back (because we both love unexplained and mysterious phenomena like that, even if it was probably a Russian rocket spinning out of control).

We gave it a psychedelic edge by making a Ying-Yang out of the form of the Norway Spiral, and creating two flying eyeballs, representing the opposing forces of Fire and Water. We wanted this poster to have a touch of skater punk, Psychedelia, and to just be iconic and bad-ass.

The small, subtle, silver spirals in the background, not only mirrors the Ying-Yang of the central image, but is inspired by Rosemalling, which is a Norwegian folk-art of decorative painting. This form of decoration originated in the rural valleys of Norway during the Baroque and Rococo Period in the mid 18th Century. It was a folk response to the intricate designs the wealthy folks in Norway were importing. The forms are usually simple and based on “C” and “S” forms. That seemed appropriate since Chris Shaw and Chuck Sperry are both “CS” names.

Both Chuck & I are releasing our Artist Editions on Monday, July 16, 2012 at a random time on

Pearl Jam with X poster by Chuck Sperry VS. Chris Shaw
Oslo, Norway
July 9, 2012
22″ x 33″
Artist Edition of 200
5 Colors, Archival Cream Paper
Signed & Numbered

Pearl Jam with X in Oslo, Norway poster by Chris Shaw & Chuck Sperry DETAIL

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