What could I add to Brian's facebook profile ? "Informed by everything from art nouveau to ukiyo-e woodblock printing, from the full-throttle art of SoCal’s “kustom” car culture to the dynamism and self-assured lines of comics, Ewing’s work fuses his own creative explorations of perspective, color and space with classic, beloved imagery from rebellious American youth culture: hot punk girls, totally rad skulls, and fields of color aflame. In this way, his work embraces a particular playful naiveté, which he then continues to champion even as his style refines itself and as his technique develops. Ewing reminds us we never have to give up the imagery that fired our imaginations as teenagers; his own success is a signifier for how dearly we hold our own trappings of rebellion, and how they can become a vehicle through which one can mature. With a roster of clients ranging from Metallica and the Warped Tour, to The Strokes and Death Cab For Cutie, and even The New Yorker and a number of advertising agencies, Ewing’s resume is a testament to what we love most about music, art, the allure of drama, lust, danger and darkness".
Hello, of course as every Crewk interview, first question: what are we listening to when we come to visit you?
Lately I’ve been digging:
Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Kvelertak, Mastodon, My Chemical Romance, Coheed and Cambria, The Cults, The Briggs, Drake, Theophilus London, Elliott Smith, Wire, Fucked Up, Iced Earth...and a bunch more.
Can you tell us more about yourself, who are you, where are you from, what do you do?
For all intents and purposes I am a rock poster artist. Scum of the Earth.
Did you follow any course or did you improve by drawing in the margins of your schoolbooks?
Are you collaborating with magazines/fanzines, regularly?
When I was a kid I was obsessed with zines. During that time I worked at a comic book shop and got them to start publishing a store zine. That was awesome to do.
What are the principal steps in your work ?
How long does it take you to do a poster?
I have a path that I’m on. Goals I want to reach with style and subject matter. I’m trying to always expand my visual vocabulary but I also want to draw the stuff that interest me the most.
For which band have you already worked for?
Do you choose the artists yourself?
Do you think you are part of a "Graphic Scene", if so who else ?
A bit of self-promotion, take advantage of it, it's free, where can we see your work , on the web or in real life?
I have a book out that collects the past 10 years of my poster work. I designed it, got all the quotes from different artists (Frank Kozik, Coop, Tara McPherson, Dave Johnson etc) and musicians (Claudio Sanchez, Bryan Keinlen, DJ Bonebrake, etc) and was lucky to have Dark Horse publish it.
“I love your art (but I hate the band).”
“Can I buy you a drink?” Yes...yes you can.
What can we wish you for the future?