SF Sketchfest Brings the Laughs – and the Design

January 23, 2013

The annual SF Sketchfest always makes me laugh – not just a chuckle but those huge whole-body laughs. The kind of laughter that we did as kids – maniacally and un-self-consciously. That kind of nostalgic feeling is reflected in artist Dave Perillo’s designs for this year’s SF Sketchfest website and many of the festival’s print materials. Keep on scrolling through this post to see a sample of the Sketchfest artwork along with fan art of the performers, as well!

Design by Dave Perillo

PsPrint is proud to again be an official sponsor of SF Sketchfest, which launches today and continues through Feb. 10. It’s a win-win situation, since PsPrint prints the festival posters, programs and more, and I get a sneak peek at all their printed materials. How fun are they, with their retro style that reminds me of television commercials from the ’50s?

Design by Dave Perillo

Perillo told me that he has a fondness for the look and style of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. “I've always been into pop-culture stuff and, for me, the more obscure the better,” he said. What are you checking out at SF Sketchfest this year? So far I have tickets for Princess, which is Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum’s Prince cover band, and "Hail to the King, Baby," which is a chat between Patton Oswalt and Bruce Campbell, followed by a screening of “Army of Darkness.” Yes, I am excited, and I also love the Bruce Campbell poster that Aye Jaye designed for that event.

Design by Aye Jaye

The SF Sketchfest schedule is overwhelming – in a good way. It’s the type of festival that makes me feel so fortunate to live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area – we have an embarrassment of awesomeness going on here. So I couldn’t resist digging up fan art of some of this year’s Sketchfest performers:

Patton Oswalt design by Phil Noto

“Portlandia” design by DKNG Studios

Chris “The Nerdist” Hardwick design by Barry Blankenship

Neil Hamburger design by John Vogl

Michael Ian Black design by Shogo Ota

Reggie Watts design by DKNG Studios

“Animal House” design by Matt Owen

Zach Galifianakis design by Matt Chase

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About Jennifer Moline

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

I love all the artwork featured (duh), but I think the Patton Oswalt one is my favorite.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

[...] is proud to sponsor not one but two beloved Bay Area annual festivals that begin this week. While SF Sketchfest launched on Thursday, Noir City bows tonight. PsPrint is thrilled to do the printing for both [...]

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

I love the Animal House poster! Belushi's face after the horse drops dead is priceless...

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