Two color process photocopy on colored paper, 11x17
Awesome flier designed by Brendan Wells for a NERV show in Minneapolis.
A flier I designed for an upcoming punk show in Iowa City. Omens from Des Moines, Pisswalker from Omaha, Dead In Bed, and Haunter, both from Iowa City are playing at the Black Magic Rectory. I listened to A//Political and only A//Political while I designed this.
These photos are the choice cuts of some photos I found in a dumpster in Iowa City last year. These pictures show a magic time in Bruce and Jennifer’s lives (names taken from the back of the photos), two young deadheads in love following the Grateful Dead around before settling down to raise a family. I found these photographs tucked in with a bunch of papers detailing life insurance, but lets not paint a morbid picture here.
Of interest is the last photo from a Grateful Dead concert. Date and location unknown.
The design of the first NERV demo never really sat well with me when juxtaposed with the designs of the second and third demos. I did this redesign of the art for the first demo recently simply to calm my nerves and to make the three tapes look more uniform on my tape shelf. Recorded by Ryan ‘C’ Meier in either very late 2010 or very early 2011, most of these songs were written when NERV was simply a fun little side project to other bands we played in at the time. Three of these songs made their way onto our 7” and second demo (‘Third Children’ becoming ‘Definition’ and ‘Absolute Terror’ becoming ‘Rat’s Nest’), but for most the most part, these songs don’t get played live anymore and they’ll most likely remain only on this tape. Very few copies exist, maybe 10 or less, and I doubt anymore will ever be made. I don’t think this is a bad demo by any means, I actually think it’s pretty fucking great, it was just recorded at a weird time in the band’s life.
This is a weird relic in the band’s history (maybe not as weird as the live lathe…) but one that was bugging me and needed a redesign. The end.
Flier I designed for a recent show in Iowa City with NERV, Bad Noids, and Drug Problem, the latter two being from Cleveland. At the Breast Imagining Center.
Photos from the NERV east coast and southern 2013 tour. Part 2.
Photos from the NERV east coast and southern 2013 tour. Part 1.
Flier I spent way too many man hours on. It came out cool though I think. Solid Attitude, Hunted Down, Sunken Cheek, and Dead In Bed at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City on July 22nd.
"SAVE ME FROM ORDINARY Three Decades of Hardcore Punk Rock in Iowa
Curated by: Joseph William Clark Milik, esq.
A brief look at the bright but, for the most part, unsung past and present of hardcore punk rock from the state of Iowa. The songs here-in are the products of different strange scenes spread out across the years and the state, or, often times, the product of absolutely no scene at all. By no means an exhaustive list, this compilation represents only a tiny portion of Iowa’s bands ranging from the early days on the verge of being lost to time to more modern and current bands making their own noise. A curious history to say the least, and one that I believe deserves a second look and more recognition than it receives. The music speaks for itself. Go start your own band.”
1. Abscess - Home 2. Preachers - You Don’t Understand 3. Pent-Up Aggression - Wake Up (And Smell The Coffee) 4. Human Error - Mig21 5. Stiff Legged Sheep - Drunk With A Gun 6. Coldsore - Out Of Line 7. Forced Expression - Forced Expression 8. The Kinship - Still Life 9. Song of Zarathustra - One Strike At Romance 10. Captain 3 Leg - Untitled 11. Eclipse of Eden - Envy The Ignorant 12. In Loving Memory.. - This Is Ours 13. Black Market Fetus - Stagnation 14. The Creepy Kids - Curb Stomp 15. Swing By Seven - The First Taste 16. Ten Grand - I Will Seriously Pay You To Shut Up 17. Modern Life Is War - War 18. Meth And Goats - Dope Tantrum 19. Too Pure To Die - We Are A Weapon 20. Patrick Swayze’s Ghost - Plan 9 21. Through Hard Times - Moving On 22. Quick Fix - Material Bullshit 23. These Needles - When Consumption Assumes Disposition 24. Approaching Nain - Made With Forealsie 25. Los Voltage - Rock N Roll Summer 26. Agress - Personal Poison 27. Omens - Disgust 28. Supersonic Piss - Bag Of Apologies 29. Big Box - $5 Gummy Bear 30. NERV - Zits