No One Told Me Not to Do This: Selected Screenprints, 2009-2015

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Price
$22.95  $21.34
Publisher
Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
97
Dimensions
7.9 X 10.9 X 0.7 inches | 1.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781617754951

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About the Author
Jay Ryan has been making screenprinted concert posters in Chicago since 1995. He learned to print at the now-legendary Screwball Press, and started his own print shop, The Bird Machine, in the basement of his apartment building in 1999. He served as vice president of the American Poster Institute from 2002-2007. In 2007, Crain's Chicago Business included Ryan on their prestigious "40 Under 40" list, and the following year, Time Out Chicago named him a "Chicago Cultural Hero." His other books are 100 Posters/134 Squirrels and Animals and Objects In and Out of Water.
Reviews
Ryan has been making strange little creatures since the mid-'90s, most often for bands in the Chicago area looking to promote concerts with something splashier than a Xeroxed flyer. His work is unmistakable: Whether it's a bunch of animals cozied up under the covers or a smashed-up satellite advertising a Hum reunion, there's nothing else exactly like it (and nothing nearly as charming).-- "The A.V. Club, staff pick"
The third collection of Ryan's screen-printed work, covering 2009-2015, includes more than 50 band posters (Andrew Bird, Sonic Youth, St. Vincent) plus several festival posters.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Whether his subjects are whales, bears, mastodons, astronauts, dinosaurs, or his dilapidated garage, they're rendered in warm colors, bold lines, and an instantly recognizable, beguiling and cartoonish style. If you lack sufficient wall space for another dozen of Ryan's posters, get this.-- "The Big Takeover"
A new select collection of recent poster and commercial work of artist Jay Ryan - someone whose crazy skills really do put the GREAT in 'greatest hits.' It's rock poster art, alt-movie poster art and more.-- "Largehearted Boy, Atomic Books Preview"