Michael Hall is a San Francisco native. His career began designing posters and print advertising for local Punk bands.
Branching off into corporate brochures, magazine illustration as well as stage design has provided many opportunities
to solve unique problems; designing the character for Fishbone's 16' mechanical fish for a Lollapalooza Tour and a crew
logo for Pink Floyd's 1987 world tour.
Fine art portrait commissions and a series of black and white large scale paintings have been his focus for the last several years.
A love of poster design has him back at the drawing board designing unique images for a variety of musical acts. Should you be so inclined, following is a list of artistic endeavors:
2015 Artwork for stories featured in Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1 and #2 .
Produced a series of hand pulled silk screen prints about Union Ironworkers.
2013 Produced 4'x8' acrylic on wood panel for installation on the exterior face of the Excelsior branch library as part of the 'Greening of the Excelsior' group exhibit sponsored vbyt the Excelsior Action Group
Produced 20 page comic book on the basics of land surveying for school children for the California Land Surveyors Association to be published in the Fall
2010 Curator, Excelsior Artwalk
Design and commissioned pieces for various clients. Continuous since 1981.
2009 Designed Art class projects in perspective and color relationships for Rooftop Elementary school Kindergarten class.
2007 Iron Workers Local 377
Designed and taught Journeyman education course in building layout and trigonometry.
2004 Assisted in restoration of “Sermon on the Mount” Mosaic Icon at St. Nicolas Orthodox Church. 10’x10’ exterior mosaic.
Gallery Exhibit Charles Burbage Gallery
Columbus Ave. San Francisco
2003 Exhibited in Group Shows:
Start Soma, San Francisco
Lola Gallery, San Francisco
2000 Assisted in designing, graphing and executing Mural at Excelsior and Mission Streets.
1996 Designed and executed Mural at Archbishop Riordan High School with assistance of three students. 40’ x 8’
1994 Art Direction for St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Print media and collateral.
City College of San Francisco Spring Production “FRIDA”
Designed poster and painted stage props
1993 Runlikehell Productions: Lollapalooza Tour ‘93
Designed characterization for 16’ mechanical fish for the musical group FISHBONE.
Designed and Illustrated weekly posters for the Bottom of the Hill Bar & Restaurant.
1992 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Exhibited work at “Modern Ball” Gala.
1990 HBO Special “The Steven Banks Home Entertainment Center”
Created artworks for stage decoration.
1987 FM Productions: Pink Floyd World Tour ‘87
Commemorative Design for Band and Road Crew Collateral.
1981-84 Risky Records: Art Director
Designed, Illustrated and Co-ordinate National and International print advertising, In-Store Displays and preparing album cover art for printer.
1981-82 Thomas Irvine Printing Company: Production Artist
Paste-up, Design, Customer Relations, Advertising. Worked closely with Typesetter, Darkroom and Pressman.