Wednesday, December 16, 2009

T-Bone & Aljax / ABNRML 'Brothers Past NYE' Poster

Our very last poster for 2009 and our very first poster for 2010! Brothers Past live at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA on New Years Eve! This print was designed by T-Bone and Aljax & printed and brought to you by ABNRML. It is a 19"X25" 1-color silver metallic print screened by hand on heavy French Paper cover stock. The poster will come in two colors. The brick red version featured to the left and the deep forest green pictured below. The metallic silver ink (actual metal flakes!) on these posters looks fantastic and reacts in a very interesting way with 3D chromodepth glasses. This poster closes out a fantastic poster adventure year for ABNRML and the twins. We are looking forward to more collaborations with Brothers Past in 2010 as they take off with their upcoming album. The poster will be available their NYE show along with the few available copies of posters from their Bowery and Boat Cruise shows for those who are hoping to collect them all and might have missed one.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

T-Bone & Aljax / ABNRML 'Gingham' Poster

The latest T-Bone and Aljax and ABNRML print is a special one. Gingham live at The Brass Lantern in Reading, PA on 12.26.09. Gingham is a group that has been performing together in the Reading area off and on for the last ten years. Gingham also happens to have a guitarist and singer who owns ABNRML. It has been a few years since there last performance so this is a bit of a reunion. To mark to occasion, this 19"X19" 3-color screen print was created. A very limited number of these guys were printed. Some on cream cordtone (pictured), some on white speckletone, some on green, some on black and all screened with love. Come to the show and check us and this fantastic print out!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

T-Bone & Aljax / ABNRML '2020 Soundsystem' Poster

Take a look at the new 2020 Soundsystem poster for their show on Thursday 11/12/09 at the Silo in ABNRML (the owners) and the artists (T-Bone & Aljax) hometown of Reading, PA. This is a unique 3-color print on 12.5"X19" blue raspberry French Paper cover stock. This was a very limited edition screen print and will be available at the show only. 2020 Soundsystem will be performing after Brothers Past member Clay Parnell takes the bass for walk with Johnny Rabb as the live electronic sensation Biodiesel. Mention ABNRML when you purchase your tickets and get $5 off the ticket price OR free VIP access. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for another Reading poster for Gingham at The Brass Lantern. Pimpin' in Reading.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Zomic 'King Khan & The BBQ' Poster

Zomic's King Khan & The Shrines poster from the church was one of the very first posters we printed. Chuck follows up that 2-color print with a very 'tasteful' 1-color print for their latest show at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA on November 1, 2009. This was printed on aged newspaper French Paper cover stock with a very limited number of prints. Chuck will be selling them at the show and will most likely have a few of the leftover prints from their previous performance. Check out the show and buy some Zomic!

Monday, October 26, 2009

T-Bone & Aljax / ABNRML 'Benevento Russo Duo' Poster

They just keep getting better and better. Behold the new 2-color Benevento Russo Duo screen print for their intimate performance at West Chester's The Note on November 6th, 2009. This amazingly detailed print is a 2-color on 19"X25" speckle tone wine French Paper cover stock. Designed by T-Bone and Aljax and printed by ABNRML, this special print features an additional glow in the dark screen to pop the moonlight in both glow in the dark and 3D for those with the appropriate spectacles. This is a limited edition run of 65 prints and will be available at the Duo's show at the venue. Once again, this picture doesn't near do this amazing print and design justice. You just gotta see it to believe it. 11.06.09.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

T-Bone & Aljax / ABNRML 'VHS or BETA' Cover

ABNRML recently got hooked into kick ass rock/new wave/pop sensations VHS OR BETA through our printing for DFA artist The Juan MacLean. VHS was looking for a new album cover for their upcoming single 'Feel It When You Know'. ABNRML quickly turned to fellow rock art lovers and creators T-Bone & Aljax to come up with something really special. The twins blew the band away and hopefully we'll be working on some other future covers for them. Keep your eyes peeled for this cover to work its way all over the web on blogs and news posts when the single is released.

Zomic 'FAR' Poster

Christmas colors for a Halloween print. We wouldn't expect anything less from poster designer Charles Moran of This 3-color FAR print was screened on 12.5"x19" for FAR's October 23rd show at the Kung-Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA. It was printed on 80 lbs Speckletone White French Paper cover stock. This show continues Zomic's unique approach to screen printing. Each color separation, as with Cage and Mono, was drawn by hand directly on the vellums we use to create the screens which bypasses the computer process all together. The prints will be numbered, signed and sold at the show.

Monday, October 5, 2009

J Dub All Stars 'Os Mutantes' Poster

This is a 4-color screen print on 19"x25" French Paper for Brazilian music legends Os Mutantes and their show at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA on 10/5/09. This elaborate print was designed by John Warner of J Dub All Stars. We previously printed his Gemini Rising poster that can be seen in the posts below. The lemon yellow paper really helps the print pop and isn't done justice with the iPhone photo. Gotta see it to believe it, Os Mutates at the WCL tonight! (10/5/09)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sara Wood 'Ra Ra Riot' Poster

Now here is a great band. Ra Ra Riot. Sara Wood, an up and coming artist in Philadelphia, recently connected up with us to print this 2-color Ra Ra Riot / Maps and Atlases / Princeton poster for their 10/3/09 Troc show in Philadelphia. This simple print really looks great and we are hoping Sara contracts us for her future poster work as well! This print was screened on white speckletone 19'X25" French Paper card stock with a very limited edition of 30 prints. ABNRML saw Ra Ra Riot open for Death Cab at the Tower and they were fantastic. Their newest album The Rhumb Line is something special.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

T-Bone & Aljax / ABNRML 'Brothers Past' Poster

We really like this print. ABNRML cohorts T-Bone & Aljax really outdid themselves with this design. As with many of these posts, the iphone photos don't do the print justice. The hair on this print is a beautiful purple that really pops off the 'jellybean green' French Paper cover stock. This 4-color Brothers Past print is for Brothers Past's Bowery Ballroom show in New York, NY on Saturday, September 26th 2009. We did a limited run of 100 prints and they will be available at the Bowery on the night of the show. The print are also included in the bands 'VIP' ticket package. We are really developing a great relationship with the bands and are excited about things to come. Much more to come.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Zomic 'MONO' Poster

The last week and next week are an exciting two for poster printing. We had/have prints going for Mono, Brothers Past, Ra Ra Riot and She Wants Revenge/6 O'clock Saints. Mono was our first bite of a excellent and stressful poster sandwich. This 4-color Mono print was printed on 19x25 French Paper "Newspaper " cover stock and cut down to size. As with Zomic's (Sir Charles Moran) last poster, an excellent Cage print featured below, Chuck drew directly on the vellums for each separate color of the print. The show is September 27th at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA. Zomic will be there selling and signing this limited run of 60 prints. Obviously and as always, printed by ABNRML.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Zomic 'Cage' Poster

Our most recent poster adventure was an interesting one.'s Sir Charles Moran connected up with ABNRML for a new CAGE print he was sketching out. After working with Chuck on a few prints (King Khan, Fugi Rock Fest), we decided we would experiment a bit. Chuck, like a lot of artists, hand draws a lot of his designs. Most of the time, those hand drawings get turned into digital files on a computer that are more easily manipulated and able to get print ready (this is not a bad thing!). With this specific print, we experimented by giving Chuck a few pages of high quality vellum (think tracing paper) to ink out each seperated color. This required Chuck to work pretty hard and we are very impressed with the results. We took his hand drawn vellums, burned them directly to screens and printed; circumventing digital goodness and computers all together. Like the old days of screening. It worked out great.

This 4-color print for rapper CAGE was screened on bright white Canson Bristol 96lb. paper and was a very limited run of 25 prints for Cage's show at the First Unitarian Church on July 30th, 2009 in Phildelphia, PA.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

T-Bone & Aljaxx / ABNRML 'WEEN' Poster

ABNRML was lucky enough to hook up with WEEN. WEEN. After the success of our team up with Reading, PA artists T-Bone & Aljaxx for the Brothers Past print, we turned to the boys again to design a poster worthy of a band that has been such a favorite for all of us. So ABNRML and T-Bone & Aljaxx embarked on another collaborative poster adventure. This limited 4-color print was screened with love and hand cut to approx 15X25 on French cordtone card stock. This textured paper was a challenge to print with but truly compliments the complex and kick ass design. Only 80 of these prints were screened. Each was signed and numbered by the artists. Those available at the Rams Head Live! 7/16/09 show in Baltimore, MD were sold out before the band even took the stage.

This poster also marks the first art print to feature the new ABNRML/T-Bone & Aljaxx collab 'Designed by T-Bone and Aljaxx Printed by ABNRML' 1-color screened stamp - so you know it's good. Look for this imprint on feature works by the team. There are a very limited number of these prints left and are for sale.

Both the artists and ABNRML (Matt & Jon) were lucky enough to get show guest list access. The crew and band were very gracious and signed a few prints for us to take home and even snapped a few pics back stage at the after party post-show. The poster shown above is signed by the entire Ween band.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Zomic 'Fugi Rock Fest' Poster

Chuck Moran over at contacted us to help get a small run of prints put together to be displayed over in Japan at the Fugi Rock Festival. Do you like shark fin soup? If you do, just be aware there is a problem with killing sharks just for their fins and our buddy Chuck says it ain't cool. This unique print was printed on 12.5x19 inch French Pop Cherry poster paper and cut down to the unique size of the print. It was printed as a 2-color print and features some excellent hand drawn illustrations that will make you never want to eat shark fin soup again!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

KDHX Radio 'Twangfest 13' Poster

Twangfest is a large annual alt country/country festival in St. Louis, MO taking place June 10-13 2009 and sponsored by KDHX radio.  Jason Baldwin approached us to print a run of shirts and posters for the event and we were more than happy to oblige.  The event has some decent names and the design is pretty neat.   The shirts were 2-color prints using black and metallic on a charcoal shirt but the poster print was a 2-color print screened on 19"x25" Pop Cherry French Paper with a limited run of 120 pcs.  We think it turned out great.

J Dub All Stars 'Gemini Rising' Poster

Our new friend John Warner from the J dub All Stars has recently teamed up with ABNRML to handle all his shirt and poster printing needs.  He is a great Philadelphia based artist doing work for a lot of great musicians.  His first poster through us was a challenge.  This Gemini Rising (no idea who they are!) was a 5-color print on 19"x25" 80lbs Black Speckletone French Paper.  It turned out really fantastic and we are pretty excited about some poster projects coming down the pipe with J dub.  Stayed tuned for a lot more.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

T-Bone & Aljaxx / ABNRML 'Brothers Past' Poster

Brothers Past is ABNRML's favorite band. When we bought Abnormal Tees we said someday we would print for them. Who knew our first project would come so quickly and be a poster! Our best buds over at T-Bone and Aljax Production and Design partnered up with us to create this 3-color limited edition print for BP's triumphant return to the seas. 150 of this limited edition print were approved by and created for BP and their 2009 Big F'ing Boat Cruise on 5.23.09 around the big apple. BP was kind enough to hang out with us after the show, sign a few posters and take a few pictures. Even cooler yet, they have asked us to do another print for their September show at the Bowery in NY. This print was screened on 80lb 19"x 25" safety orange French Paper. Special thanks to the twins. There are a handful of these individually numbered babies left and are available for $15 + Shipping.

T-Bone & Aljax 'Inner Party System' Poster

T-Bone and Aljaxx Production and Design, aka Tony and Allen Jackson, not only design some great art, but also play as the 6 O'Clock Saints. They shared the stage with another local band Inner Party System at the Croc Rock. To commemorate the event, they put together this incredible design which ABNRML brought to life on 80 lb black French Paper with two separate 6-color, 25 print runs. These limited edition prints were sold at the show. This particular pair were signed for us by the Inner Party System.

Zomic 'King Khan & The Shrines' Poster

ABNRML recently teamed up with another good friend, one Mr. Chuck Moran of ZOMIC, to print a 2-color King Khan & The Shrines poster for their 4.30.09 Unitarian Church show in Philadelphia, PA. It was a limited edition of 80 prints on 12.5" X 19" 80lb French Oatmeal paper. The prints were individually numbered and signed by Chuck. Posters are still available and can be purchased for $10 + Shipping.

This is the quick Zomic/ABNRML back 1-color print we threw together to support our kick off poster with Zomic. Chuck is a great artist and we think we'll see a lot more awesome Zomic prints in the future.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Neo-Pangea 'Friday Fright Night' Poster

ABNRML was commissioned by our good friends at Neo-Pangea ( to print a run of 100 or so shirts for The Colonial Theater in Pheonixville, PA.  We loved the shirt design so much we convinced Neo to let us print a few posters to test our skills.  The prints turned out great.  The poster and shirts were meant to support the theater's horror night promotions.  It was printed on off white 80lb canvas cover stock.  We think it is hanging in the theater but we can promise it is framed on our wall here at ABNRML and hanging on Neo-Pangea's as well.