Sunday, September 9, 2007


i met the guys from palehorse a few years ago on the lost hope tour. three weeks down the east coast and back with will to live from houston, hoods from sacramento, and palehorse from connecticut. bitter cold, hardcore shows, sleeping in vans, and emptying paint into stencils around venues in major cities and small towns alike. the next time they came through houston with recon from new york i did this poster for the show for hatetank productions, and ended up doing some work for a palehorse sweatshirt too.

their ep 'secrets within secrets' was originally released on martyr records a little while back on cd only. now stray dog records has picked it up as a limited vinyl pressing with new cover art by michael bukowski. blue and while marble one sided 12" in a pressing of 545. with a special numbered edition of 100 that i screened directly onto the blank b-side of the vinyl. plus an additional secret edition of 20 with different artwork.

i talk a lot of shit about artists who appropriate images off the internet or out of magazines for use in there own work. primarily 'street artists'. maybe because i take so much pride in shooting all of my own reference photos. or because a couple of fake photographers have tried to take catalog style photos of my work on the streets and pass them off as their own art, in the form of the photograph itself. bullshit. you have to pay the bills though and sometimes i'm guilty of doing the same thing in my design specific work. which i try to keep seperate from my fine art, and which is why i never post any of it on here. but i was so into doing a piece centered around what they're into - the imagery of secret society/secret government and the illuminati - as well as the final outcome of the records that i had to put it up. and i don't feel quite as bad since all the reference came from books that have been sitting on my shelf for the better part of the last 10 years and not a google image search.

these were just finished last night, but should allready be available from stray dog by the time you read this.