Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett are two of my favorite musicians, so I was extremely grateful that they asked me to design two posters for their recent Sea Lice tour. Both posters are two color screen prints on Cougar Natural. The Saint Paul poster is sold out but I have a very limited number of the San Diego poster for sale on Etsy. Check out their album “Lotta Sea Lice”, it’s one of my favorites of the year.
Honorable Mention: Teen Daze, Themes for a New Earth
Phoebe Bridgers, Stranger in the Alps
Tall Friend, Safely Nobody’s
Sufjan Stevens (3), Planetarium / The Greatest Gift / Tonya Harding
Happyness, Write In
Wun Two, Seasons
Yumi Zouma, Willowbank
Grandaddy, Last Place Moses Sumney, Aromanticism Juana Molina, Halo
Top 40 of 2017
40. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Vietnam War (Original Score) 39. Tiny Deaths, Elegies 38. Big Thief, CapacityContinue reading →
I was fortunate enough to work with Destroyer on a gig poster for their show at The Fine Line in support of the excellent new album, “Poison Season”. Prints, including a few signed by Mr. Dan Bejar himself, are available in my etsy shop. 18 x 24, three color screen print on heavyweight blue/gray stock.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Sea Wolf on a second gig poster for their May 30th show at The Cedar in Minneapolis. It’s always fun to work with Alex and Tim and the Cedar. Here’s hoping the come play Minneapolis again very soon. The print is a 4 color screen print (yellow, light gray, medium gray, & brown) on 100#C French Construction Blacktop. Prints are available at the paypal link above or at my etsy shop.
I was one of five featured designers in this month’s issue of Design Bureau Magazine on the topic of album packaging design. The question: “In the age of the iPod, is there still money to be made in album art?” My answer is as follows:
“You might expect to be paid little or nothing, especially if it is for an indie band, but these projects present opportunities. Maybe it will be great for your portfolio. Maybe you can use this project in self-promotion efforts to get more and better work in the industry. Maybe it will get you more technical experience. Maybe you’ll get some recognition, either by winning an award or being featured on a design blog. All of these things need to be considered against the monetary compensation.”
There was more that wasn’t published, so I’ve included the “unofficial” version after the jump. Special thanks to Design Bureau and Lauren Smith for including me in this interview.