Perpetual Groove-Ft. Lauderdale

Perpetual Groove poster design for their back-to-back shows at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale. 

This 4 color screen-print was originally hand-drawn, but then later created completely in Adobe Illustrator. Much like the Trench Fest poster, I decided to re-create the outlines instead of using the hand-drawn ones to give it a slightly different look from the other posters I've created for Perpetual Groove. 

Trench Fest II

Getting back to my favorite nautical theme, I was asked to design the poster for the popular island festival, Trench Fest II. 

It started out as a rough sketch, after being asked to include a trench, a mermaid, and sharks/sea creatures. This is one of the few posters that I have actually created in strictly Adobe Illustrator. I decided not to use the hand-drawn mermaid and shark outlines, but instead re-create the outlines in vector format. 


Perpetual Groove-NYE Atlanta

Four color poster design for Perpetual Groove's three night New Years run in Atlanta, GA. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the show on January 1st this year and look forward to seeing these guys again in the future! 

This poster was hand-drawn and then colored via Adobe Illustrator. I decided to make the two larger birds almost identical, but because they were hand-drawn, you will see some differences. 

Perpetual Groove-Denver

This is hands down one of my personal favorites, and took the longest time to draw out of all the Perpetual Groove posters. It is a 6 color screen-printed poster/shirt design for Perpetual Groove's back-to-back Denver shows at Cervantes. It was hand-drawn and then scanned in and colored via Adobe Illustrator. The first picture is the original color scheme for the poster, but the colors later changed for print. 

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Four-color poster design for Perpetual Groove's two night Brooklyn Bowl run. The design was hand-drawn(in-progress picture attached at the bottom), then scanned in and colored via Adobe Illustrator. 

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Perpetual Groove-Georgia Theatre

I've been lucky enough to work on the screen-printed show poster and merchandise design for Perpetual Groove's 2015 comeback. "It starts where it ends" is the theme for their reunion show at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA-two sold out nights of great music & friends!

Live Wire Athens

In January, I decided to follow my heart & move to Athens, Georgia. It is a wonderful little city full of music and art-I couldn't be happier about my decision. There's one place in particular that I have grown rather fond of, and that would be Live Wire Athens. Run by the nicest family you could ever meet and an outdoor beer garden/stage everyone can enjoy on these warm spring & summer days! I've been lucky enough to start doing art for the venue, including creating the new company logo. It's a wonderful place that you need to visit on your next stop in town!

227 W. Dougherty St. Athens, GA 30601


Art with The Movement

The Movement hit Philadelphia just after releasing their brand new Beneath the Palms Acoustic Album(Album art by #kccowandesigns). I was lucky enough to be able to meet up with the guys on my one day off of traveling and catch up. They have three new shirt designs out right now(also by #kccowandesigns) that you can get either online or at the merch booth. Make sure to catch them at a show near you!

Joshua Swain of the Movement & Kc Cowan drawing on a drumhead with Sharpies

Joshua Swain of the Movement & Kc Cowan drawing on a drumhead with Sharpies

Pre-Order "The Cool Down: vol 1" by Ballyhoo

I had a blast designing this cover, mainly because it reminded me of home. I got to mix in some photos I had taken on Guam(especially the amazing sunsets there), and daydream of my time with my sister spent at Gun Beach. That island will always be special to me, and I always try to sneak in something from there on my designs. Whether it's photos layered in, or something drawn that simply just reminds me of some crazy adventure I had there-I usually try to make it work. 

The album will be available for pre-orders on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, on iTunes only. Once it's released it will be available for Android & on Amazon. If you pre-order the album, you will get TWO songs instantly. So what a great incentive-it'll definitely make your wait time feel shorter! The album will be released on October 21st, so I suggest pre-ordering it because you won't want to wait to hear those songs(trust me). 

Ballyhoo "The Cool Down: vol 1" cover art by Kc Cowan.

Ballyhoo "The Cool Down: vol 1" cover art by Kc Cowan.

RAW:Baltimore Presents AXIS

A year has gone by since my last RAW Art Show, so I figured it was perfect timing to get back into it! I will be displaying and selling my work at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. Doors open at 8:00pm. 

Tickets are $15(pre-sale), and all the sales go to help pay for my art space, professional photography, and video footage which all helps me continue to do what I love! 

I hope to see you there!


The Creative Alliance is located at: 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.rawartists.org/kccowan

"The Hay is in the Barn!"

The ALS Challenge done the RIGHT way! Baltimore Raven's announcer, Gerry Sandusky, has accepted the challenge; however, instead of putting ice in a bucket...he is going to put in cash! 

I was lucky enough to design TWO of the "Hay is in the Barn" shirts that will be sold(in which the a portion of the proceeds will go to the ALS foundation). You should definitely pick up a shirt whether or not you're a Raven's fan, I mean, it IS for a good cause after all! 

Raven's Coach Harbaugh is showing off my first design that was printed for the cause, so grab a shirt today and I'll hopefully see you at a game! Go Raven's!

Raven's Coach Harbaugh is showing off my first design that was printed for the cause, so grab a shirt today and I'll hopefully see you at a game! Go Raven's!

Raven's kicker, Justin Tucker, sporting his new "The Hay is in the Barn" shirt!

Raven's kicker, Justin Tucker, sporting his new "The Hay is in the Barn" shirt!

Slightly Stoopid Summer Sessions

It was great to see Slightly Stoopid back in Baltimore, especially at the always beautiful Pier Six Pavilion! What was even more exciting was actually seeing everyone from the VIP BBQ carrying around a poster I designed! I decided to bring the original black and white drawing of the poster to have the band sign..you know, for that one day I might actually get a real studio to work in & decorate. Honestly, I couldn't thank the guys for being so welcoming & nice, as well as Silverback Music Management for giving me this opportunity! 

 

Jimmy Buffett - This One's For You! Tour

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to design the tour logo for Jimmy Buffet's new "This One's For You!" Tour. He is playing shows all over the country so I hope everyone gets a chance to see him play!



2014 TOUR DATES

SAT 04.19.14 Tampa, FL MidFlorida CU Amphitheater 

TUE 04.22.14 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheater 

THU 04.24.14 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion 

SAT 04.26.14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater 

SAT 05.24.14 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Livec

TUE 05.27.14 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater 

THU 05.29.14 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion 

SAT 05.31.14 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater 

THU 06.19.14 Ft. Worth, TX Coyote Drive-In 

SAT 06.21.14 Frisco, TX Toyota Stadium 

TUE 06.24.14 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center 

THU 06.26.14 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center 

SAT 06.28.14 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amp. 

THU 07.17.14 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center

SAT 07.19.14 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center

MON 07.21.14 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amphitheater

WED 07.23.14 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion

SAT 07.26.14 Detroit, MI Comerica Park

SAT 08.16.14 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

TUE 08.19.14 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

THU 08.21.14 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

SAT 08.23.14 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre

SAT 08.30.14 Hershey, PA Southern Ground Festival

FRI 09.26.14 Paris, France La Cigale

SAT 09.27.14 Paris, France La Cigale

SAT 10.18.14 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

TUE 10.21.14 Portland, OR Moda Center

SAT 10.25.14 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

Slightly Stoopid Spring Tour 2014

I would like to give a huge thanks to everyone for voting for my design in the Slightly Stoopid Spring Tour poster contest! I WON! It's a great feeling to know that something you've worked so hard doing is being put to use. I've received multiple texts about friends seeing(& getting) the poster at the first couple Spring Tour shows. 

I received a wonderful prize pack from Silverback Music Management & Slightly Stoopid a couple days ago. They really hooked it up! I couldn't be more thankful to everyone for continuing to support me as an artist!

Pretty soon the plumeria design will be available for purchase on women's tee's at Slightly Stoopid's merch booth! I hope the guys are having a great time in Brazil & wish them all the best with the rest of their Spring Tour!

Be sure to catch them at a show near you or check out their music if you haven't already. Thanks again for voting & supporting me!

New Ballyhoo Shirt Design

Ballyhoo is currently touring all over the nation & pretty soon, you will be able to purchase my new octopus design on a shirt/tank at their merch booth! It was a lot of fun designing this for the guys-they are always so thankful & nice. I love working with such a genuinely nice group of people & always wish the best for them! 

Be on the look out for dates in your area, especially you Florida friends! They're doing quite a few shows down South this tour(aren't you guys lucky to be in the warm weather!). Stay safe, enjoy the music, & grab a tee at a show near you!

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Flowlife Spring Fest

Greenville, South Carolina should be ever-so-excited for this spring's new upcoming music festival at IPA! This two day music festival features 24 bands from all over the country, as well as art, comedy, food, & good vibes. Be sure to check this festival out if you're in the area-it's going to be a great one!

For tickets and information, go to: www.FlowLifeFest.com