Thursday, July 27, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.
The first time I saw these van designs they were on water slide decals that Ed had done. I am not sure when they were originally drawn. My guess is that they were drawn by Robert Williams, but I am not sure about that.
The first serigraphs are all van designs. The Dodge, and Ford vans are completed. There will soon be a Chevy van and a Volkswagen bus, all original Roth designs. There will also be an original Econoline van art drawn by me, included in this group.
The original Rat Fink serigraph was done some 20 years ago, for the 30th birthday of Rat Fink. That is where the germ of this idea came from. It was done exactly the same way I am doing these designs.
I am patterning these after the series Ed did with Doug Nason in the early 90's. There were several runs of the Rat Fink. There were 63 of each run. One on a white background. One on black, and one that was the black line art only that Ed color bombed the same way he colorized the t-shirts in the early days of the Roth studios.
63 was picked since the official birthday of Rat Fink was 1963. The serigraphs that we will be doing will be the same amount 63. There will be 50 of each in full color and 13 that will be line art and colorized using the same techniques that Ed used on his first series.
Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity on the back. complete with series info and artist signatures and signed by Ed's widow, "Trixie" Roth.
The overall size of the Dodge print is 18 by 24 inches. The Ford print is slightly larger, 19 by 25. They were printed on 140 lb. cover style, archive quality, French paper. Using high quality aqua based printing inks.
It will be a while before the van series is complete. I am doing this with the help of a fellow artist, Matchstick. He is a screen printing and sheet metal artist working for Gene Winfield, residing in Lancaster California. His help has been invaluable.
The price for these serigraphs is $100.00 each. Depending on how many are left when the van designs are complete, there could be a price for a complete set. That will be determined later.
I plan to have them all completed no later than the end of this year. If you are interested, keep checking here for updates. They can be purchased at my on line store at www.coopstripes.bigcartel.com
Thank you for your time. The Big Daddy Lives!..... Coop
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
|We had the Surfink and the L600 at a show in downtown Vegas. We were a hit.|
|On the way into Vegas we were stopped by the biggest DOT asshole I have ever come across. After an hour of harassment he finally gave up trying to pin something on us..|
|into the trailer she goes|
|there were a lot of doodles on the dash and the walls. They looked familiar|
|After some research we have been told that this van was the Roth Studios shop truck in the mid 60's. WHAT A FIND. You have no idea how excited I am about this one!|
|guess we're gona leave it like this for awhile.|
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Heading west to eventually arrive at the SEMA Show.. Making a stop near Salt Lake City for the Kulture Krash car show. A bunch of my pinstriping bretheren put togeather a show in Riverton , so we decided to hit it on the way.and of course, a stop at the In n out burger
Thursday, July 10, 2014
|This was a delivery that I did several years ago. It was repaired and I got to do it again.|
I have made a lot of progress on the early Dodge
|I took off the exhaust system to polish it., touch up paint, and install shocks.|
|all shiny lol|
|got the seat trims installed.|
|the door handles are painted.|
|the last major thing to finish is the bed top.|
|I took the I.D. plate off to paint the door jams.|
|one of the last things to do.|
|The sign board is finished.|
Thursday, May 15, 2014
|Down to the last headliner panel.|
|The engine cover is done Got to put everything together, to make sure it will all fit. Got the rubber gasket installed. .|
|The center panel goes up. This is tough when you do it alone!|
|The side door panel is the last major piece left of the interior. I had to take the door off again to get it fit and install the door gasket.|
|Headliner done. comin out just fine!|
|padding the front of the bed .|
|I've got 2 surfboards that go with the van one inside and this one I will use for a show sign.|
|using up some of the paint layin around|
|The engine cover fits together pretty good.|
|door panels are installed. The speaker covers arrived too!|
|Ron is fitting the carpet. I am fitting the carpet on the wheel wells|
|This board is going to hang on the wall. I carved the design into it and glassed it|
|and a little one shot.|
|Cut the wood for the floor and glued it into place.|
|It is starting to come together I am trial fitting it all.|
|Chris and Kenny are the local glass gurus. They are installing the windshield. Gona do some tricky stuff!|
|The hope is to set the windshield with urethane and eliminate the ugly wide rubber gasket.|
|This was the first cut. Makin me nervous!|
|Hmmm. not bad.|
|After it was cut they install a trim gasket and set it in black urethane.|
|And Blacked out the edge just like the new cars come. The center is sealed with urethane,thus eliminating the vertical rubber in the center.|
|Man I'm lovin this|
|The bottom of the overhead console will go on last. Most of the electronics are under here. The controls for the windows and side door, switches,receiver for the remotes, Sirius radio, and more, may need more work.|
|It's thick and quite easy on the knees.|