Neurosis : Oakland NYE

by David D'Andrea July 23, 2018

When I was in high school, Neurosis represented an apocalyptic monster of progressive thought, crust, psychedelics, and visual art. It was a strange foreign cocktail that I absolutely yearned to tap in to. In fact, if one was to find a Bristol Eastern High yearbook on a dusty Goodwill shelf and turned to the awards page, I could be seen wearing the classic ying-yang fetus t-shirt in an awkward class artist pose.
During my years in Oakland (94-2010), I was fortunate to see Neurosis throughout some of their most memorable stages. Every performance lived up to my original expectations and then some, pummeling my psyche so terribly throughout the years that I can forever call them my personal (and arguably many of my peers') Pink Floyd.
When I was presented with the opportunity to do a Neurosis poster for a New Years Eve show in my forsaken home of Oakland, I looked to the classic ying-yang design for inspiration. My goal was to reference the old design while updating and changing the details a bit.
The show edition of 100 sold out at the blow-out event. I kept a stack to sell via my website, a number of which are still available in the shop.

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Because of the special occasion and its significance, I went to my old friends at Monolith Press for printing. The result was a powerful 4 color oversize print on 26 x 26” paper.

photo via Parker Day photo via Parker Day



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