The chances of being drafted by a Major League Baseball team are slim. Of all the high school and college stars drafted, only 10% of those folks make it into a Major League game--but Joe Beimel pitched in close to 700 games over 13 years in the Majors with 7 ball clubs, including the Mariners here in Seattle. Not only that, but the guy has his own Dodger bobblehead.
Earlier this week, I stopped by Joe's new venture in Los Angeles--a performance and arm training facility for baseball players. It was a real pleasure to hang out and chat with the notoriously reliable lefty, nice guy, and now-business-owner about all the aforementioned as well as our mutual love for punk bands like the Bouncing Souls. Here are a few photos of Joe and the brand new Beimel Elite Athletics.
December brought the Holidays and a bit of last minute deadlines. I worked on a lot of projects that can't be shared with the public yet, but you'll see 'em next month!
This first poster is a four-color screen print for Industrial Revelation's show at the Neptune Theater in which they were playing all of Bjork's "Homogenic". I included each main instrument in the band resting in some snowy woods, with a Bjork-Swan looming over it all. The nice folks at Broken Press managed to print these perfectly on short notice in time for the show.
Tomo is one of my favorite Seattleites and a great musician. Again, I wanted to make this winter themed and knowing that Tomo has a sweet corgi that he loves, I thought putting a silhouette of man and dog together would be a nice fit.
Lastly, I added another print to my Midcentury series. This airplane window seat was inspired by the now-defunct, but very colorful Braniff Airlines.