Tuesday, May 05, 2009

New Print! The St. Louis SLINGER

I got asked to participate in the St. Louis AIGA chapter's 20th anniversary art show that is going on this Thursday. The idea of the show was to have 20 local artists design and make 20 of something, and I made this delicious screenprint featuring the famous St. Louis Slinger.
I had been wanting to continue my gross food series for a while, as well as my St. Louis icon series, so this idea pretty much came up with itself. I like the 'designer-ly' aspect of the Slinger's construction, and any good excuse to draw an exploded-style diagram. Plus I love to eat a Slinger. Here was my sketch:
They're big -- 20" x 28" -- 3-color prints (brown, white, yellow) on heavy burnt-orange Fabriano paper. The original edition of 20 will be given out Thursday at the free and open-to-the-public show, and could be yours! Maybe I'll see you there?! We'll hit Tiffany's or the Courtesy afterwards. (I'll probably have more prints for sale later. Perfect for any greasy spoon or classy kitchen.)

13 comments:

alex eben meyer said...

my stomach has font memories (nightmares?) of the slinger. on a separate food note, you'll be pleased to hear that i saw someone rocking your grilled cheese t-shirt at the new yankee stadium. he looked melty.

Logan said...

Sweet!

One possible change to consider: In my experience with Slingers, the guy's heart should be exploding into a million pieces.

John Hendrix said...

I know which print I'm taking first on thursday. Wow.
You have shamed me.

ULAND said...

That's some great drawing and design.

Kioskerman said...

That´s a great graphic Dan.
Best.

Dan Z. said...

Thanks dudes! I'm hungry.

jenny said...

Beautiful, Dan! I am also slightly nauseated.

DB Dowd said...

I can't even look at that thing without wanting to call my cardiologist. Gotta get me one...

Bill Keaggy said...

Want.

Covey said...

An exploded view of breakfast is awesome. An understated use of the necessary arch is smart.

BUT:

Three colors. Three colors! Gorgeous execution.

sunilo said...

Wandered over here from Graphic Tales...

Fantastic! I haven't had a slinger in years. I'd always eat them at 1 am and still be stuffed the next morning.

hawk krall said...

amazing! I love the notes on the sketch too.. "beans or no beans?"

hope to see this one for sale, love it

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