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alessandro cortini, US tour t-shirt_041324


old friend alessandro cortini asked us to make a custom t-shirt for his 2024 “nati infiniti” tour of north america. years ago alessandro and caspar realized they had a shared love of certain bands, one of which was the late 80s american rock band, extreme. to this end alessandro knew who to approach with an idea he had for a new tour t-shirt.

what you see here is a custom version of the artwork for extreme’s most famous album, extreme II: pornograffitti. the brilliant john delucca painted the the entire piece, including the custom typography, from scratch. in doing so, under alessandro’s guidance, john swapped in alessandro’s likeness and various other parts of alessandro’s life and work to replace the original early 90s artwork.

caspar took care of the typographic elements on the back of the shirt and prepared the files for printing. the shirt was printed in a limited edition of 144. you can read comments on the shirt’s concept and design from alessandro’s friends and fans here.

we hope those of you that managed to snag a shirt are enjoying its many facets.

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posteritati and the film stage, best movie posters of 2023_010424


posteritati and the film stage have kindly included our joyland and falcon lake posters in their best movie posters of 2023 lists. the film stage went as far as to consider our poster for saim sadiq’s joyland their number 1 poster of the year.

here’s what jared mobarek at the film stage had to say about the joyland poster:

There’s so much to talk about with (version_industries) and Caspar Newbolt’s Joyland. The ornately hand-drawn floor tiles (their website always generously explains their process) doubling as a window upon the main characters. The whole’s off-center nature pushing everything into the top-left corner to provide room for text on the outside without sterilizing the composition via more symmetry. The way the three actors feel as though they exist in one scene despite a handful of lotus flowers overlapping their images to prove each has been meticulously layered atop the others. The grain, subdued colors, and blood-smeared title. It’s truly a work of art all its own and a testament to the field’s ability to sell itself as much as the product being sold.

a huge thank you to both institutions for their continued support of our work.

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