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November 30th, 2012
New Eddie Vedder poster
UPDATE: The signed/numbered edition of this poster will go on sale in the TopatoCo store on Wednesday at noon Eastern time.
I designed the poster for Eddie Vedder’s show in Fort Lauderdale tonight. This one was initially slated for his tour last spring, which had to be rescheduled when he injured his arm, so this has been in the works for awhile now — I think they first contacted me for ideas last February.
I lived in Lauderdale for awhile as a kid, and remember the tourist iconography of that era well. And I’ve always loved the old-school big letter postcards — they even inspired the title of my first book, way back when (and I am very amused to see the prices some sellers are trying to get for that one, by the way). Anyway, when I heard FLORIDA, I knew right away what I wanted to do.
(What I didn’t know, when I submitted this idea eight or nine months ago, was that big letter postcards were going to be a running theme of merchandise this tour. But Ed liked my version and asked me to finish it up despite the overlap, so here we are.)
The signed and numbered edition of 200 (minus whatever I hold back for friends and family) will be going on sale in the fabulous online emporium in a few days, where you can also buy my damn book. And as an added thank you, one randomly selected poster order out of every ten will also receive one of the guitar picks I designed for Mr. Vedder.