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Smile You Son of a Bitch, an art tribute to JAWS I was lucky enough to be included in this show which benefits pangeaseed and shark conservation… Read More
Smile You Son of a Bitch, an art tribute to JAWS I was lucky enough to be included in this show which benefits pangeaseed and shark conservation efforts. I am a lifelong Jaws fan, the movie has been influencing me since childhood. I got to see it far before any kid should see such terror but it spurred my love of sharks. As a designer I found out about the show late one night on twitter and began sending emails immediately until they let me in ... I'm damn persistent, but if there was going to be a Jaws show, I was going to be in it! As a designer stepping into the artshow world is a little intimidating but I couldn't pass this chance up. The artwork itself was a collaboration between Kasey Gifford and myself. I have a previous jaws work and pulled a few pre-made elements into this design. I've always been fascinated by Mayor Vaughn and his anchor print sport coat. From there Kasey got to work on the lapel faces and I built the remaining elements. It was a fun project and I hit up my work mates for plenty of feedback and opinion gathering. I got the final work printed at Fairweather Press in Gearhart, OR. I figured printing a Jaws poster should happen at the coast. If you need an amazing screen printer, get a hold of Justin Dickau. Once upon a time I wrote and Illustrated the script for Jaws 5. That project never made it off the ground, but this one came out pretty well. Read Less
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The Design
The Smile You Son of a Bitch art show was an honor to be a part of. I found out about the show late one night while browsing twitter and spent the next day emailing anyone and everyone attempting to get a spot. It was all downhill from there. I am a lifelong Jaws fan and just had to be a part of it. I teamed up with my friend Kasey Gifford to execute the the design (she is a kick ass illustrator, check her work : killskerry.deviantart.com). We concepted the peice and you can see the outcome.
The Idea
The Print
 
By Justin Dickau of www.fairweatherpress.com ... amazing work! Email justin@fairweatherpress.com if you want your poster to look terrific.
The Show
I couldn't make the trip down to LA but luckily I was able to poach some instagram images from a few attendees. Thanks to @alexbackes & @robococoa for documinting my work at the actual event. I did make a bunch of new twitter and instagram friends however!
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Help the Sharks: http://www.herocomplexgallery.com/collections/sysoab?page=10
or Help me and grab one on here from me direct. timweakland@yahoo.com.