This top shelf cannabis strain art was concocted with the THC molecule baked into its background. This iconic dog featured in this Chem Dawg design originally appeared on the Lollapalooza 2008 posters, but we decided to call him back for an encore performance in the strain art lab known as Califari.
Chemdawg was created by the well known poster artist powerhouse; Justin Hampton, who has been creating high-impact imagery since his arrival on the art scene in 1990! We discovered Justin as an all start contributor to the Zoltron Primus Poster Series. Justin got his start in Seattle working for famed graphic designers Art Chantry and Jeff Kleinsmith at The Rocket, a monthly music magazine that was ground zero during the Grunge era.
Almost two decades later he is renowned as one of the leaders in the modern rock poster scene and has garnered international attention. His bold line work and sublime color palette mixed with a vivid imagination are unmistakable.
Born in Santa Cruz California, his influences are pop culture based from street art and Skate-Punk to comic book artists like Jack Kirby as well as the Post-Impressionist work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. He has screen printed images for the likes of Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, TOOL, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Nick Cave, Ween, Motorhead and name a few. He has been the primary artist of Queens of the Stone Age since 2002. Hampton designed artwork for the now infamous ‘Grey Album’ for mega producer Danger Mouse. His posters have also appeared in various television shows and motion pictures.
Chem Dawg has developed quite the name for itself over the years. Between its mysterious origin, ambiguous genetics, and the plethora of successful crosses the strain has produced, this strain has practically secured itself a permanent place in the cannabis hall of fame. The original source of powerhouse strains like Sour Diesel and OG Kush, Chemdawg is known for its distinct, diesel-like aroma. Pungent and sharp, you’ll be able to smell this hybrid from a mile away.
Cannabis newbies be warned: Chem Dawg tends to be very potent. Depending on grow conditions, this strain tends to have THC levels of 15-20%. Consumers can expect to have a very cerebral experience, coupled with a strong heavy-bodied feeling.
This strain has been used as a great stress reliever and we at Califari prefer it to any Service Dog who's ever fetched a bone. Chem Dawg is the ideal dog whether you are out for a day at the beach or in for some serious chilling in your favorite human habitat.