Monday, February 2, 2009

Van Morrison

"Van Morrison at the Hollywood Bowl ," The New Yorker, February 9 & 16, 2009
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"Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl" by Van Morrison was recorded last November. Art director Max Bode asked me to do an illustration for the album's upcoming release. I decided to revisit the feel of my Kimya Dawson piece but with shapes implying the Hollywood Bowl and the color palette from the original album art for "Astral Weeks."
"Van Morrison at the Hollywood Bowl ," alternate version
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I also did a second, trippier version inspired by psychedelic artists Peter Max, Tadanori Yokoo and medieval star charts.

More "On the Horizon" illustrations here.


  1. Re: Van Morrison

    What size is the poster ?
    What is it printed on ?

    How do we order ?

    Bob Croll

  2. It would be an archival ultrachrome art print on Hahnemuhle Bamboo paper (7.877" x 2.25", including a 0.5" border all around). Each would be signed and come in an archival clear sleeve.

    You can confirm an order with me ( ) and I'll send you an invoice via PayPal. Once I receive payment, you can expect the prints within the next 2-3 weeks!

  3. i really like this one! as much as i like the busy background, there's something really nice about the simpler one they ran as well. awesome!