Neptune’s Garden :: Print Series Now Available

February 12, 2012 / Blog, News, Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments

The studio of Brian Zickafoose is proud to introduce the brand new Neptune’s Garden Series – Limited Edition Giclee Prints and Greeting Cards, for the discerning art collector.

These exquisite, museum quality reproductions will brighten any home or office space, and come ready to hang (or frame) right out of the box!

These are sure to be a hit. Order yours today while supplies last!

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Fire & Ice :: Limited Edition Print

January 1, 2012 / Illustrations, Portfolio / 0 Comments

 

~ Fire & Ice ~
Image and Poem By Brian C. Zickafoose © 2012

Over a valley of crystal in a distant mystic realm,
Shadows cast long and a day grows late.
A brazen beast props atop a lofty, frosty helm,
To gather his thoughts and ponder his fate.

He broods over truths from ages before,
To journey the path that his passions follow.
Fate’s wind fans embers of memories of yore,
And stirs fiery flora to flicker the hollow.

With a nod of the head, he resolves to take flight,
After a lengthy debate with his restive soul.
He knows in his heart he must fly by night,
If he ever hopes to achieve his goal.

His destiny’s quest is to find mysteries unknown,
In the land of legend his adventures begin.
A day will soon come to rest peaceful at home,
Until it’s time to fly high away again.

 


DMT :: Divine Moment of Transfiguration :: Illustration

September 4, 2011 / Illustrations, News, Portfolio / 0 Comments

DMT :: DIVINE MOMENT OF TRANSFIGURATION
Vector Illustration By :: Brian C. Zickafoose © 2011

A new illustration by artist Brian Zickafoose titled – DMT-Divine Moment of Transfiguration, delves into mysteries concerning supernatural agents, inter-dimensional astronauts and altered perceptions. Zickafoose bounds through the aeons to an era when artist and shaman were one and the same, where the collective conscious and the well-being of the tribe were dependent on the distant etheogenic explorations of the medicine man and where special fruits of the forest were selected for their messianic properties and consumed for the prosper of all, in an effort to understand the paradox of the grand illusion we know as reality.[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]

 

DMT depicts the artist, Zickafoose, in shamanic garb and telling tales of altered perception to his infant daughter, Xia Yasmine Zickafoose, as she, the light-bearer, holds a candle high, while the artist etches epic figures from visions into the rock for future epochs to behold.

About the Artwork

The studio of Brian Zickafoose has produced a limited edition run of 100 – 13×19 inch giclee prints of DMT-Divine Moment of Transfiguration available for the public to purchase. Both the art prints and greeting card 5 packs with matching envelopes are available NOW at the link below.[/read]


The Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival :: Advertising Campaign

 

The Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival :: Advertising Campaign
Artist: Brian Zickafoose
Client: The Blue Ridge Blues Society
Event Location: Roanoke, Virginia

For ten years, the studio of Brian Zickafoose was a proud sponsor of the Blue Ridge Blues Society’s Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival. Beginning in 2005, Zickafoose chaired the Blues Society’s marketing committee, while heading up the festival’s creative and advertising duties. In 2010, Zickafoose snagged multiple American Ad Federation ADDY’s for his work on the festival art and marketing.

This year’s campaign included various advertising elements for print, online and television:
• Promotional Handbills and Posters
• Web Banners and Print Ads
• Outdoor Billboards and On-Screen Cinema Ads
• Festival Program and Event Signage
• Ticketing and Display Marquees
• Sponsor Kits

For our festival merchandise, we produced a limited runs of individually hand numbered and signed, 6-color silk screen, commemorative art prints. We applied 5 soy-based inks: Black, Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, Light Blue, Cream on 100 lb. French Paper Hot Fudge Pop-Tone Stock. For the official festival t-shirts, we silk-screened the 5 colors on distressed cream, sand and charcoal tee’s for a rustic, worn look.


Soul Djinn on a Saxophone :: Illustration

January 29, 2011 / Illustrations, Portfolio / 0 Comments

 

SOUL DJINN ON A SAXOPHONE
Vector Illustration by :: Brian C. Zickafoose © 2011

A lofty illustration from the studio of Brian Zickafoose titled, Soul Djinn on a Saxophone, depicts a soulful genie emerging from a bottle on a mountainous ridge, playing sweet sounds on a saxophone.

Zickafoose has licensed an official limited edition run of 13×19 inch giclee prints for sale to the public (only 100 in existence!) A small batch of 5×7 Greeting Cards featuring the Soul Djinn image are also available with matching envelopes.

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Starr Hill Brewery :: Illustration

January 29, 2011 / Illustrations, Portfolio / 0 Comments

This was the digital illustration created by Brian Zickafoose for the Starr Hill Summer 2010 Festival Campaign. The imagery was used in various mediums to promote photo contest campaign at major US festivals including Smilefest, Delfest, Bonaroo and All Good. Starr Hill produced handbill promotional cards, laminates, posters, POS signage and large format banners for the photo booth.


Woove Reporter Eva Luton Interviews Promoter Brian Zickafoose About Art, Music, and the Future of Attitudes Bar and Cafe

January 26, 2011 / Blog, News / 0 Comments

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Blacksburg, Virginia

Whatever Happened to Attitudes? Woove Reporter Eva Luton Interviews Promoter Brian Zickafoose About Art, Music, and the Future of Attitudes Bar and Cafe.

At the end of the last semester, rumors began to circulate around Blacksburg that Attitudes Bar and Cafe was discontinuing their popular calendar of live music and entertainment acts. In the wake of the closure of local music club The Lantern and a significant decline in the frequency of underground concerts in Blacksburg, such as house shows in basements and living rooms, The Woove staff was eager to find out the truth about the fate of Attitudes. A small team of reporters organized an interview with local music promoter, artist, and cultural figure Brian Zickafoose, who has most recently been responsible for booking shows at the venue. Woove reporter Eva Luton asked Zickafoose about these rumors and about his own career, including his art that appeared on a recent issue of local arts and culture magazine 16 Blocks and his history in promoting music in Blacksburg, especially at the now defunct Lantern. Read more or watch the complete interview here.


Hunting Hills Country Club :: Illustration

December 14, 2010 / Illustrations, Portfolio / 0 Comments

 

Here we have a cozy, snowy clubhouse at dusk. This image came about as a commission from Hunting Hills Country Club in Roanoke, Virginia. I have a history of design with the club being their primary designer for over four years. I have produced various print and design projects for the club during my tenure including producing their monthly newsletter, web site, promotions, advertising and mailers.


311 :: Show Poster

December 14, 2010 / Portfolio, Show Posters / 1 Comment

For this poster, I teamed up with L.A. based 311 to create and produce a limited edition print run for the band’s Charlottesville Pavilion appearance on 10-24-2010. The graphic was generated from 3 separate pen drafts converted into vector format and laid out in Adobe Illustrator. The project was initially approached to be done as a promotional graphic. Though Adam Raspler, 311’s manager, made the call to produce the prints for retail’s sake. We produced 100 total offset press prints that were sold along with the band’s t-shirts and other merchandise the night of the show at the Charlottesville Pavilion. After the show, Brian posted up at the merch booth and signed prints for fans at the booth. Based on response from the band and their management, look for more 311 graphics from my studio in the near future.

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Floydfest 9 Breaking Ground :: Festival Art

December 14, 2010 / Portfolio, Show Posters / 0 Comments

Floydfest is a wonderful festival located 45 minutes from Roanoke, VA. Floydfest earns its namesake from nearby Floyd, a town of 500 people nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Prior to working with Floydfest, I had attended the festival 2 times and had become quite fond of the quaint locale and scenic setting. And well, the music lineup was always killer.

I was offered the opportunity to do the artwork during negotiations for my position as Street Team Manager by the promoter and owner of Across the Way Productions, Kris Hodges. We met briefly over lattes to discuss what he envisioned for the artwork. Working with Kris on a creative level was great because he had a clear vision of what he was looking for in the design which is usually a rarity among clients. Kris wanted a slick, flowy, Euro feel to it, bright colors. He specifically wanted a visually striking flower sprouting out of the music note seed. He also requested that Buck Mountain – an iconic mountain in Floyd, VA – be included and to somehow incorporate the number 9.

I ran with it and turned the final art over two days shy of the deadline. Less than a month later, a winter version of the original art donned 40,000 fliers and hit the street. 250,000 fliers later, Floydfest 9 Breaking Ground sold out. Unbelievable that so many people were exposed to my artwork. It’s like they say, life’s a garden… dig it.