Poster designed for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds performance at the Keswick Theatre. 3 color silkscreen on 100lb Black French Construction paper. Limited to a print of 50 and presented to the band as a gift from the promoter, AEG Live.
The illustration is an ominous drawing of an Australian magpie, a songbird native to the continent. They are extremely intelligent and often referred to as "the cunning prophet" in certain witch craft circles, and generally thought of to be a bad omen - an image I thought that fit well with the band's music. The tops of the clouds were shaped to mimic knuckles on a fist, to help tie in the title of the band's latest album, Push the Sky Away. And the ties on the barb wire represent the sign language symbol for "I Love You" (known less formally as the "heavy metal sign"), which represents the band's loyal following.