Spindrift/Runaway Suns Poster

This was a promotional poster advertising  The Runaway Suns and  Spindrift show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. I was asked to make something incorporating a cowboy.  After hearing both bands I felt that a psychedelic western theme would best represent them. When I created this poster, I was thinking a lot about the end of one of my favorite books (All the Pretty Horses). To me, the image of the lone cowboy riding off into the sunset at the end of the story was both classic and powerful, invoking themes of adventure, romance and freedom. As I expanded on that theme, I was also influenced by psychedelic art  in addition to the epic nature of western movies and music. I wanted to compose a stage of classically western themed imagery for the lone rider and tell the story of his journey in an abstract way.


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