Dino Beer Poster: Tricerahops IPA


Dino Beer Poster: Tricerahops IPA now available on Etsy for 14.99 USD

from Etsy http://ift.tt/1ixFcNM

The Perfectionist Dragon Hair-Do

Creativity, Random Thoughts

My hair stylist taught me everything that I know about not chasing the perfection dragon. Or at least provided a good prompt for writing about it.

We are about to wrap things up when the stylist pushes my freshly trimmed mop to the other side of my hipster part.

Printing With Uncle Rob


A short process video. Because I think some learn better visually.

I take you through the process of making a single print color and while it is the short version leaving out many smaller details, I think it’ll give you and idea of what goes into making a print. Remember, I have to do this process for each single color.

Father’s Day Is Coming




Father’s Day is on June 21st and what can be better than sharing the legends of film and steel with your own legend – your dad – on his day. This set of matching biker-black prints will enhance any Man-Cave with it’s hand-printed American quality that draws from movie and motorcycle classic legends Marlon Brando and Clark Gable. Get yours today on Etsy and use the code FATHERLEGENDS to get 20% off orders of $30.00 or more until June 20th.

Clark Gable Motorcycle

Feature, Products


The Harley Davidson 1934 RL was born to American legend. Conceived in the wake of the Great Depression and reaching maturity alongside American troops in WWII, this flathead V-twin broke new ground in motorcycle technology while helping Harley emerge as a preeminent manufacturer following the Depression.

Another American classic, Clark Gable, famed for Gone With The Wind, would purchase a RL in 1934 and ride into four of his movies: Chained, Manhattan Melodrama, Men in White, and It Happened One Night.

While Gable has been criticized by some as a dandy, his undeniable charisma and WWII cred flying missions over Europe make it hard to deny that Gable is truly a man apart. Nicknamed the King of Hollywood during his time, Gable and the RL seemed destined for one another.

This is the second in a three-part series offering tribute to the legends of motorcycling machinery and the men that rode, serving as inspiration to whiskey drinking and meat-eating.

Hand-pulled – manly style – means that no two posters are the same. Just like each legend is an individual, each print has it’s own personality, alive with the spirit of independence, freedom, and the dream to ride.

Now available for your man-cave at Etsy.



Copyright 2015 © Robert C. Olson

Los Angeles Printer’s Fair


Billed as the biggest letterpress printers gathering on the West Coast, the LA Printer’s Fair should be pretty cool for those of you looking for paper goods of all sorts – especially wedding invitations for that big day coming up.

October 4, 2014, the LAPF will be at 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745 from 9:00 to 4:00.



Copyright 2014 © Robert C. Olson

Info Art From Phone Booth Gallery


Photo from Phone Booth Gallery

Phone Booth Gallery (of recent Adventures In Design Podcast) has posters designed by gig-poster super-stars Kevin Tong and Tom Whalen until September 17, 2014. These are really great limited edition designs so be sure to check it out fast.

If you are in the area visit Phone Booth Gallery at 2533 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. Open between Thursday and Sunday,  12:00 to 5:00 pm.



Copyright 2014 © Robert C. Olson

Jekyll & Hyde



Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

My first screen print! Thanks to Joseph Gaitan of Guardian of Bravery Printing for the fine work. After a long search it feels good to take those first steps, but what a trip getting here.

Surprise Gig Poster


Iron Eagle

Having always wanted to make a gig poster and knowing a friend in Portland who’s band, City, I was suddenly inspired. Something about iron eagles hearkens to metal, but I wanted to get away from the German influences and add a twist.