Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Feast Day of St. Louis IX

Here's a new poster I printed up for this year's FEAST DAY at my favorite local tavern & restaurant The Royale , feauring a new beer by my favorite local brewer The Civil Life. 4-colors (including metallic gold) on wheat paper, 24" x 18".

Inspiration for the poster was drawn from this book --

-- specifically these kind of gilded age engravings featuring bird's eye view renderings of breweries and flowery (and barley-y/hops-y) type:

Some early sketches:

More developed sketches:

Map reference for the area of South St. Louis generally transcribed on the print:

A color study:

A tight under-drawing:

Finished lineart:

Finished vector art:
Hope to see you at the Royale this Saturday, ready to celebrate the eponymous patron saint of our town in frothy fashion! Also, I heard there will be live accordion.


SylJay said...

I really enjoyed this! Excellent work!

Robb said...

Ohmigadd this is amazing - love it!!!!!!