I have been struggling about what exactly to post about on this blog. Everything I think of seems so trite, but last night a friend of mine suggested a couple of things, one being my influences. I relish talking about other artists I like, (specially poster artists) Naturally I’m thinkin’ my friends got better ideas than me. soooo, here it goes.
I’m gonna be posting micro bios of artists that in my humble opinion are the creme de la creme. The guys that make me want to work even harder. I’m going to start with a poster artist, and frankly I will probably focus on poster art, but Im not limiting myself to that. Basically who knows who I’m gonna think of week to week….but now I am just procrastinatng and babbling so. Drum roll, here I go.
Number 1. The Small Stakes – Oakland, Ca – Jason Munn
Jason Munn recived his BFA in art not design, he had no intention of being a poster designer until he attended a Flatstock, I believe. (google Flatstock if you don’t know what it is, trust me) After seeing the splendor of the silkscreened mecca he decided that that’s what he was gonna do, he promptly packed up and moved to Cali and started printing posters with found images under the moniker The Small Stakes. And start small he did, as all of us do, making posters for his friends, slowly for clubs and then the almighty promoters. After a while the Small Stakes wernt so small no more. Munn’s now the Godfather of minimalistic music posters. Every one he makes is so simplistically brilliant it makes you (at least me) wanna beat your head in and scream WHY COULDN”T I THINK OF THAT. His images are almost nothing, but they say everything. No crowding, simply simple. They are, he is, Genius. Jason Munn is now and always will be my number one favorite poster artist.
Client List includes The Alamo Drafthouse, Modest Mouse, Sonic Youth, The Walkmen, Death Cab for Cutie, Nada Surf and Andrew Bird to name a few.