Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tally Hall Surrealist Tribute Thingy

Tally Hall has quickly become one of my favorite bands ever. Getting to see them live in LA a short while ago only served to further cement that opinion. This drawing started out as just a sketch, but quickly turned into something that warranted more effort. Most of the imagery is inspired from various songs or simply what goes through my head while listening to them. See if you can identify all the references, I tried to cram a few in there. The sign with the band name is taken directly from the MMMM album cover, so I can't really take credit for designing it.

The only way that I can think of to adequately show gratitude for any piece of art is to produce my own art. I don't know if any of the band members will actually end up seeing this, but if they do, then I would like it if they thought of this as my form of thanks for producing such wonderful music. Thanks for signing my album at the concert guys, I wish I had had the time to talk to each of you. Oh, and a big thanks to Andrew for suggesting the band "fun." Aim and Ignite is easily one of the best albums I've heard in years.

Really looking forward to all of your efforts on the next album, keep up the amazing work.


  1. Amazing. Please check your Facebook mail.

  2. I told you how wonderful this is. You've come a long way, baby.

  3. Dude, I just set this picture as my desktop background. I also love how you incorporated a mechanical hand, Mr. Moon, and who could forget Bora? Anywho, wonderful artwork!

  4. @Michael: Thank you so much, compliments like that are always flattering and appreciated. I tried to fit in as many references as I could (the megaphone, bananas, a ukulele hidden in the sand...). It's always nice when someone notices the smaller details :)