Maxx put together a writeup about his and Brandon Heart’s inspiration for their 311 Chicago, IL Colab Poster. Hope you enjoy!
With every piece comes a story, and with this piece Brandon and Maxx came together to display a story of the inspiration that death offers life. As dark as this image looks at first glance, it’s actually about a gift that we are all given. This piece was inspired by experiences in each others lives and the 311 song “Beyond The Gray Sky”.
With Life comes death, and in life we all find struggle and pain. But through it all, there will always be something or some one to be thankful for. And even in those dark times when we’re all alone, we need to remember…whether its the dancing tune of a beautiful song, or the image and scent of an off colored wild flower, there is life still to be lived. Always look deep within yourself, find the heart, the courage of a lion, the wisdom of an owl, and defy what can not be done. Fight for today, fight for tomorrow, “One day, you will see the clear blue, Beyond the Gray Sky”.
Brandon, Maxx and all of us at F4D Studios would like to thank 311 and the amazing 311 fans for allowing them to a part of this tour. We hope you guys enjoy the poster as much as we did creating it! Thank you!
-Maxx242 and F4D
We have 100 of these colab posters available for purchase. For more info and to purchase please follow the product link below. Thank you!
Maxx put together a writeup about his inspiration on his recent 311 Tulsa, Oklahoma poster. Enjoy!
I wanted to give a brief description of where these two pieces came from but first I’d like to say thank you to 311, Mike, and all the 311 fans for being so awesome and allowing me to be a part of your show experience. Thank you!!
So the story of the Owl King and the Owl Queen actually started with the Owl Queen. When Mike asked me to be a part of the Spring and Summer tour I had these ideas in my head of a piece I really wanted to do. I took my favorite 311 songs (Amber and Love Song) and put them together. So I started with the Owl Queen. She embraces the strength, the knowledge, the heart, and the beauty that is a woman. She protects her King, her love. He is the sword and she is the shield. Like a ram he fight battles for her, for them, and still they embrace the calm of the deer in the forest. Together they embrace the idea of Love as depicted in the song.
After I established the Owl Queen, I was then able to portray the Owl King as depicted in the first piece. I then started to break it down, adding more of the band within these pieces and still keeping my story as an artist. 311 is found a few times through the pieces and there are a few other symbols that I use continuously. With death and the world around them, they move forward, growing, living, loving. And when their time passes, their bones and their story will still remain. The story of the Owl King and the Owl Queen.
Ok, enough sappiness, there is the story, and again, there are few more repeated images that some may recognize in there. I had a lot of fun with these pieces!!!
Thank you again everyone! hope you enjoy!
We have 30 regular edition posters and 10 extremely rare foil paper edition posters of the “Owl Queen” available for purchase at a random time tomorrow between 12pm and 2pm PST. For more info on the posters please refer to their product pages below. Thank you!
As some of you may already know, we’ve been extra busy these last few weeks working on our new gallery space. We’re excited to announce that the new name of our studio is the Riverside Art Parlor. F4D Studios is still very much alive and well, we’re just now under the “Riverside Art Parlor” umbrella.
Our first gallery exhibit, “Dreams Collide” is coming up on Saturday, May 3rd from 6-10pm. More info and artist lineup can be found on the images below. We also have an event page set up so please help spread the good word! We hope to see you all there!
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/557970684320089
You can also find more information on the Riverside Art Parlor by visiting riversideartparlor.com and viewing our Facebook page at facebook.com/riversideartparlor
Brandon Heart’s Pearl Jam poster from the November 21st show at the Viejas Arena is now available for purchase!
The poster measures 12″ x 36″ and is a 6 color screen print for Pearl Jam’s November 21st show at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA. Edition of 100 signed and numbered by the artist but less will be available for purchase.
For more info and to purchase the poster, please follow the link here: http://f4dstudios.com/store/bheart-pj-sd-poster/
Maxx’s Blink-182 poster from the Hollywood Palladium is now available for purchase!
The poster measures 18″ x 24″ and is a 6 color screen print. Edition of 50 signed and numbered by the artist but less will be available for purchase.
Here is a note from Maxx about creating this poster:
“10 years ago I was asked if we would like to submit some logo designs for our friends band. I was so excited at the opportunity not really thinking of what was to be. The blink-182 smiley face is one one of my most favorite pieces that I designed. I am so thankful to Travis and the band for allowing me to work with them on this icon. The album that they created at that time is still one of my most favorites to this day. Congratulations for such an epic journey! And thank you again for allowing me to be apart of this history. Thank you to Chris for all your help and strong support through the years! Here is the poster I designed for the anniversary show at the Palladium this past November 6th. Hope you enjoy” -Maxx242
For more info and to purchase the poster, please follow the link here: http://f4dstudios.com/store/maxx242-blink-hollywood-poster/