Jay Ryan is your favourite band’s favourite poster artist. Since his start in the 90s, Jay’s art style has been mimic’d by the best of the best. Jay discusses the early days of poster design, screen printing, gigposters.com, flatstock, handmade lettering, working for his favourite bands, and a ton more. When it comes to music poster design there is no one more knowledgable or experienced than Jay Ryan – he’s also incredibly funny and we had an amazing time talking shop with him.
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Follow along with the SHOW NOTES below to see images of the projects discussed in this episode.
41:18 – A couple reissues Jay was tasked to reinterpret original designs to make new
43:50 – “Just Like Being There” – poster culture documentary – Trailer
46:30 – Gigposters.com was a site created by Clayton Hayes to showcase his collection of posters and quickly became the main global source and meeting spot for posters artists from all corners of the planet. For many years it was the central hub of all things to do with this business. Then one day it went away, never to return.
47:45 – Jay’s poster promoting the very first Flatstock (2002)
50:00 – Flatstock has grown to be a global event – here’s a photo from the event in Austin (SXSW)
Jay’s Flatstock booth 52:40 – Kittens in a tree print Jud owns (probably not the poster Jay was referencing on the show however, we’re pretty sure these aren’t even kittens)
53:15 – Alamo Draft House movie posters
55:30 – example of a couple MONDO posters (not illustrated by Jay). There are hundreds of amazing MONDO posters out in the world.
58:00 – Jud’s favourite piece of his own work
59:00 – One of Jay’s favourite posters
103:00 – Learn more about Jay Ryan and The Bird Machine: