100 Posters, 134 Squirrels: A Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals, and Independent Rock: the Handcrafted Art of Jay Ryan

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Punk Planet Books, 2005 - Art - 118 pages
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The first collection of the surprising poster art of Jay Ryan follows the progression of his work from the halls of rock clubs to the walls of galleries. This volume is a greatest-hits of the last decade of Jay Ryan's compelling posters. It showcases one of underground poster art's most prolific talented practitioners. Framed by essays from luminaries in the music, design and poster worlds - including Steve Albini, Art Chantry and David Carsonas - as well as an interview with Ryan himself. A unique look into Ryan's unusual approach to poster art.

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Review: 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels

User Review  - Kristy - Goodreads

Jay Ryan is an invaluable member of Chicago's indie art scene. His creepy squirrels and rough pencil lines are imitated by many, but matched by none. Check out this retrospect for some high-quality stimulation! Read full review

Review: 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels

User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

Love the illustration and the way he uses color. Awesome characters which he uses in band posters. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Jay Ryan has been making screenprinted concert posters in Chicago since 1995. Known for his hand-drawn type, humorous animal subjects, and muted color selections, he has worked for thousands of rock bands, as well as clients like Patagonia Clothing, Converse Shoes, Burton Snowboards, and the BBC. His first book, 100 Poster, 134 Squirrels, was published in 2005 by Akashic Books.

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