Classic Posters Interview with Andrew Todd by Michael Erlewine
Michael Erlewine: What other posterartists have you collaborated with?Andrew Todd: The only poster artist I'veworked with has been Steven Cerio. Iworked on coloring and printing withhim, and hope to continue working withhim in the future.Michael Erlewine: Who are your favoritecurrent poster artists?Andrew Todd: Jay Ryan, Dan Grzeca,Steven Cerio, Nick Butcher, Mat Daly,Diane Sudyka, Aesthetic Apparatus -Dan Ibarra, Michael Byzewski, Factor 27and Delicious.Michael Erlewine: What are your favoritebands?Andrew Todd: Way too many to list...right now though... MELVINS!Michael Erlewine: Any poster showsyou're your work?Andrew Todd: Print Sojourn, a travelingexhibition, 2003, Articles of theImprobable, Philadelphia, November2002, War Show, Erie, PA, April 2003Article: Interview with Sashby ClassicPosters.com Staffby ClassicPosters.com StaffMichael Erlewine: When and how didyou get interested in art?Sash: I have been into art since I canremember. As a child, cartoons, cerealboxes, toys, comics, commercial ads,paperback covers, and engravings fromhistory books all impressed me. Lateron, painting and film. WW2 propagandaart (both Allied and Axis) made me lookat poster art. Much later, Frank Kozik'swork made me look again because ithad that visionary freshness about it.Michael Erlewine: What kind of artinfluenced you?Sash: I'm influenced by all media. But if Ihad to mention my biggest influences inthe graphic arts idiom, they would haveto be: Toulouse-Lautrec, AubreyBeardsley, El Lissitzky, HarveyKurtzman, Andy Warhol, '60s anime(Astro Boy & Prince Planet), TadanoriYokoo, Wacky Packages, Art Chantry,and Frank Kozik.Michael Erlewine: What concert-postersartists influenced you?Sash: Wes Wilson, Art Chantry, andFrank Kozik.Michael Erlewine: What was your firstconcert-music poster?Sash: A poster for the RedElvises/Skinny McGee and HisMayhem-Makers show at Skipper'sSmokehouse, Tampa, FL, April 12,2002.Michael Erlewine: What are the mainvenues you have done posters for?Sash: Skipper's Smokehouse, TheOrpheum, and Masquerade in Tampa,FL. Jannus Landing and the StateTheatre in St. Petersburg, FL.Michael Erlewine: What are the mainbands you have done posters for?: RedElvises, Maria Muldaur, Avail, TheCasualties, Galactic, SomethingCorporate, Juliana Theory, Papa Roach,and Assemblage 23.Michael Erlewine: Please describe themedia and size/formats you have mostused?Sash: In the 11x17 size, I have twooffset prints (one- and two-color), onedigital print, and one xerox. In the 8.5 x11" size, I have five xerox editions.