It was fortunate to work on a poster for Ray Lamontagne when he played Northop in Minneapolis last week in support of his new album, Supernova. The poster is an 18 x 24 three color screen print (tan, dark brown and white) on French Poptone Snocone and was inspired by the song Airwaves on the new album. Prints are available in my etsy shop.
I’ve been a huge fan of Courtney Barnett’s The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas since it came out last year, so it was a lot of fun to get to work with her on a new poster for her show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis last week. It was even better was that I got to meet her after the show and again at her instore performance at the Electric Fetus. And she loved the poster. You can grab a print in my etsy shop, including a signed print from Courtney. The poster is an 18 x 24 three color screen print (dark gray, orange, white) on French Poptone Pink Lemonade (100#C)
The AIGA MN design show showcases some of the best work from the incredible design community in the Twin Cities, so it’s always quite humbling to get some work in the show. I was fortunate enough to get 5 of my posters included this year and even got a congratulatory tweet from one of the judges. The posters were for the bands, Nada Surf, Destroyer, Sea Wolf (2012), Sea Wolf, (2013), and Junip. A big thanks to AIGA MN and the judges for selecting my work. Check out all the great work from the show on the show’s site.
Recently, Adam from Manual Dexterity contacted me about sharing some of the stories behind some of my gig poster designs. I gave some insight behind the design of 5 posters: Junip, Jeremy Messersmith, Nada Surf, The Walkmen, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. If you’ve ever wondered about the ideas or process behind these designs, read on. Also, make sure to check out the entire issue – there’s tons of great content about indie bands, artists and labels. Big thanks to Adam for the interview!
It is an honor to have my Sea Wolf poster included in this year’s Communication Arts Typography Annual. There is so much amazing typography and design work in this annual and I’m thrilled and humbled to be included with the work of so many designers whom I admire and respect. Big thanks to Sea Wolf, Communication Arts and to this year’s judges Eric Marinovich, Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch and Sibylle Hagmann.