Commissioned by OBEY in 2009, James Callahan created these three shirt designs in the in the style of thrash band shirts. These were printed soon after to be part of an art show in Melbourne, Australia. The 19"x25" posters were printed by the artist himself and the series have also been shown and in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
These six characters and background elements were designed by James Callahan in 2014 for Strangeways Brewing and their tractor trailer and van wraps used for distribution and delivery. This art was also used for a line of full color shirts, beer boxes, growler covers, and bottle carriers.
Born Ugly was a full color skateboard magazine, founded and operated from 2009 through 2011 by James "Barf" Callahan (as art director) and Mickael Broth (as editor). With a nonexistent budget and the volunteered hard work of many talented friends, 10 issues were produced in just under two years, which immediately gained a dedicated readership with a distribution around the globe. All issues are archived at issuu.com.
Designed and painted for a 2012 mural festival in Richmond, Virginia by James Callahan, this most dangerous of dogs went on to later incarnations as a deck graphic for Shipyard Skateboards, as well as shirts and prints.
These illustrations were originally created by James Callahan for a small print run of signed and numbered posters for an art show in December of 2012 entitled Huck'a'buck. They were noticed by Thrasher Magazine and they collectively turned these images into an article describing these "Skate Gods" in issue #392 in March 2013. In 2015, Callahan collaborated with Triple Stamp Press to make a print run of shirts with 5 color process, water based inks.
Rome SDS commissioned James Callahan to illustrate this Shiv snowboard series for a 2014 release. The three boards show three different points of perspective on the same setting, triangulating a three dimensional scene.
This poster was designed by James Callahan as a commission by Drafthouse Films to celebrate the western release of acclaimed Japanese director Sion Sono's "Why Don't You Play In Hell?" An 11"x17" poster was included with each of their DVD and Blu-ray copies of the film, along with a small book that includes a short interview with the artist and seven stages of process in the creation of this image.
Written and illustrated by James Callahan in 2005, Rotting In Dirtville tells the story of Milton Bloom and his unwilling descent of his hometown into a strange war with martian zombies in a 120 page graphic novel.
This collaboration between James Callahan and Creature Skateboards was created in 2011. The series of full color boards with full color top graphics, were pressed and printed in a limited set of 300 of each design. Each board was hand numbered and included a heat transfer that acted as an iron-on to create your own shirt.
This record cover was illustrated by James Callahan for Fest Records in 2010 for Florida based thrash band, Savage Brewtality. A limited run of 500 copies on pizza-colored vinyl were produced, with each copy including a fold-out poster of the cover art.
This 2011 skate deck graphic was designed by James Callahan for Shipyard Skates. These boards were pressed and screened in America.