Cleveland music lovers know the work of Jake Kelly, whose flyers and posters have promoted hundreds of concerts at the Grog Shop and Beachland. His ornate and detailed drawings feature intriguing narratives that may have something to do with the bands being promoted, something they evoke or just some idea floating around in Kelly’s mind. They often contain visual commentary on the state of the life in the U.S. and its social culture.
His work also adorns the wall of the Grog Shop, and now Kelly has recreated tat mural into a signed and numbered 18 x 24-inch poster. It’s being sold to benefit employees of the Grog Shop and its partner venue, the B-Side, while the clubs are closed down. As the poster says, it’s a weird time to be alive but we can make it a little less stressful for these employees. Go here to purchase.