Did you start out making band flyers for smaller bands you knew? How did you expand to working with bigger bands?
I started making flyers for my own bands when I was a teenager. My wife and I ran a street team for a Los Angeles concert promotion company called Goldenvoice. It took me a couple of years to get up the courage to ask them to let me make posters for their shows.
What were some of the first bands you worked with?
Most of my early work came from promotion companies. In addition to Goldenvoice, I worked for a U.K.-based company called All Tomorrow's Parties and a company in Denver Colorado called Nobody In Particular Presents.
I'd love to try my hand doing posters for some R&B acts like Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, Kanye West, Maxwell, John Legend and Corrine Bailey Rae. I also would like to make posters for Fleet Foxes and Midlake.
If you had a time machine, what bands from the past would you want to design for?Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Black Sabbath, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Billie Holiday.
Posters and prints are available on the Michael Michael Motorcycle website. I own this piece of radness. The Motorcycles (aka Michael and his super sweet wife!) just relocated to Philadelphia to be closer to the fine art scene in NYC. Take a peek at where all of this artwork magic happens:
Pretty incredible, right?! To view the full slideshow of photos from their house and studio, click here.