I just finished this poster and t-shirt design for Baltimore’s RATSCAPE 2014, hosted at the Hour Haus in Station North, July 18-20.
I had a lot of fun with these, and thank Josh Schleupner for the opportunity to support Ratscape with design for the second time! Poster/flyer art is my favorite kind of illustration/design challenge. I wanted to create a spacey. psychedelic, Twilight Zoney, blacklight putt-putt/laser tag vibe this year, while also incorporating elements of Baltimore iconography. Thus a fat rat yin yang “planet” with an infinity chain ring, Natty Boh sun and moon, an hour glass, eyeball planets- and some vortexes, for good measure.
The lineup for Ratscape this year is a truly well-curated showcase of local music wizardry. There’s no scene like the Baltimore scene, and each day of the festival features a different tone and vibe from equally hard-hitting and wholly unique musicians. Mark your calendars! I can’t wait.
If time in my schedule allows, I will be screenprinting these posters. I’m thinking some metallic and neon fluorescent inks! These posters and t-shirts will be available for sale at Ratscape.