The Artwork of Mike Bennewitz AKA Son of Witz AKA butcherBaker

Tour “Invite” Poster for Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Tour Poster

Tour Poster: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum by Mike Bennewitz aka butcherBaker

Collage and illustration

I was always thrilled when Sleepytime Gorilla Museum asked me for help. I miss that band. This was the last project I did for them before their dissolution. The band asked for a 19th Century Invitation of sorts. Looking back I suppose they first wanted a text heavy design, but I work as an art-reproduction photographer and have access to all these great 19th Century illustrations from Les Maitres de l’Affiche and I’m always eager to do some collage-fuckery with them. I always forget this artist’s name. I need to look it up. I inverted his poster, decapitated the model and added my drawings of the bleak architecture, pollution and gorilla head. Commissioned by The End Records.

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