Catalogue


100 posters, 134 squirrels : a decade of hot dogs, large mammals, and independent rock : the posters of Jay Ryan /
with essays by Steve Albini, Art Chantry, and Debra Parr ; introduction by Greg Kot ; poster annotations by Jay Ryan.
edition
Rev. and updated ed.
imprint
New York : Akashic Books ; London : Turnaround [distributor], c2010.
description
118 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1936070685 (pbk.), 9781936070688 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
New York : Akashic Books ; London : Turnaround [distributor], c2010.
isbn
1936070685 (pbk.)
9781936070688 (pbk.)
general note
Includes index.
Originally published: Chicago : Punk Planet Books, 2005.
catalogue key
7863756
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jay Ryan has been making screen-printed concert posters in Chicago since 1995. Known for his hand-drawn type, humorous animal subjects and muted colour selections, he has worked for hundreds of rock bands, as well as clients including Patagonia clothing, Converse shoes, Burton snowboards and even the BBC.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Not only a gorgeous catalog of the artist's many memorable posters, but a history of sorts of the Chicago underground rock scene in the last 15 years." -- Chicago Sun-Times "Ryan takes a distinctly rootsy, charmingly old-school approach to design at his Bird Machine print shop . . . Homespun never looked better." -- ReadyMade "Whimsically breathing a refreshing innocence against the ‘grab you by the eyeballs and squeeze' icon exploitation of Coop, Frank Kozik and The Pizz, Ryan's quiet sketch style and his hand-pulled Easter egg blues and canary yellows make for a softer, more subconscious concert poster experience." -- The Pulse "Jay Ryan's decade of rock-postering has produced some superb and arresting work . . . I cannot think of a better visual advertisement for underground rock: posters that are wild, articulate, and well made; posters with both a heart and a brain." -- PopMatters "Jay Ryan has been churning out some of the most consistent and engaging poster art anywhere for years . . . This is a well-put together, coffee table-style book that looks great in every respect but without the usual coffee table art book price tag." -- The New Scheme
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Summaries
Main Description
A greatest hits collection of Jay Ryan's first decade of compelling posters. Updated and revised reissue includes new material and essays by Steve Albini, Art Chantry, Greg Kot and Debra Parr.
Main Description
Jay Ryan has been making screen-printed concert posters in Chicago since 1995. Known for his hand-drawn type, humorous animal subjects and muted colour selections, he has worked for hundreds of rock bands. 100 Posters/134 Squirrels is an updated and revised greatest hits collection of Jay Ryan's first decade of compelling posters, framed by essays from luminaries in the music, design and poster worlds, including Steve Albini, Art Chantry, Greg Kot and Debra Parr.
Main Description
"Not only a gorgeous catalog of the artist's many memorable posters, but a history of sorts of the Chicago underground rock scene in the last 15 years."-- Chicago Sun-Times An updated greatest hits collection of Jay Ryan's first decade of compelling posters, framed by essays from luminaries in the music and design worlds. Jay Ryan has been making screen-printed 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 second book, Animals and Objects In and Out of Water , was published in 2009 by Akashic Books. He lives in Chicago.
Main Description
"Not only a gorgeous catalog of the artist's many memorable posters, but a history of sorts of the Chicago underground rock scene in the last 15 years." - 'Chicago Sun-Times' "Ryan takes a distinctly rootsy, charmingly old-school approach to design at his Bird Machine print shop . . . Homespun never looked better." - 'ReadyMade' "Whimsically breathing a refreshing innocence against the #145;grab you by the eyeballs and squeeze' icon exploitation of Coop, Frank Kozik and The Pizz, Ryan's quiet sketch style and his hand-pulled Easter egg blues and canary yellows make for a softer, more subconscious concert poster experience." - 'The Pulse' "Jay Ryan's decade of rock-postering has produced some superb and arresting work . . . I cannot think of a better visual advertisement for underground rock: posters that are wild, articulate, and well made; posters with both a heart and a brain." - 'PopMatters' "Jay Ryan has been churning out some of the most consistent and engaging poster art anywhere for years . . . This is a well-put together, coffee table-style book that looks great in every respect but without the usual coffee table art book price tag." - 'The New Scheme' An updated greatest hits collection of Jay Ryan's first decade of compelling posters, framed by essays from luminaries in the music and design worlds. Jay Ryan has been making screen-printed 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 second book, 'Animals and Objects In and Out of Water', was published in 2009 by Akashic Books. He lives in Chicago.
Main Description
"Not only a gorgeous catalog of the artist's many memorable posters, but a history of sorts of the Chicago underground rock scene in the last 15 years." - Chicago Sun-Times "Ryan takes a distinctly rootsy, charmingly old-school approach to design at his Bird Machine print shop . . . Homespun never looked better." - ReadyMade "Whimsically breathing a refreshing innocence against the ‘grab you by the eyeballs and squeeze' icon exploitation of Coop, Frank Kozik and The Pizz, Ryan's quiet sketch style and his hand-pulled Easter egg blues and canary yellows make for a softer, more subconscious concert poster experience." - The Pulse "Jay Ryan's decade of rock-postering has produced some superb and arresting work . . . I cannot think of a better visual advertisement for underground rock: posters that are wild, articulate, and well made; posters with both a heart and a brain." - PopMatters "Jay Ryan has been churning out some of the most consistent and engaging poster art anywhere for years . . . This is a well-put together, coffee table-style book that looks great in every respect but without the usual coffee table art book price tag." - The New Scheme An updated greatest hits collection of Jay Ryan's first decade of compelling posters, framed by essays from luminaries in the music and design worlds. Jay Ryan has been making screen-printed 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 second book, Animals and Objects In and Out of Water , was published in 2009 by Akashic Books. He lives in Chicago.
Main Description
"Not only a gorgeous catalog of the artist's many memorable posters, but a history of sorts of the Chicago underground rock scene in the last 15 years." -- Chicago Sun-Times "Ryan takes a distinctly rootsy, charmingly old-school approach to design at his Bird Machine print shop . . . Homespun never looked better." -- ReadyMade "Whimsically breathing a refreshing innocence against the ‘grab you by the eyeballs and squeeze' icon exploitation of Coop, Frank Kozik and The Pizz, Ryan's quiet sketch style and his hand-pulled Easter egg blues and canary yellows make for a softer, more subconscious concert poster experience." -- The Pulse "Jay Ryan's decade of rock-postering has produced some superb and arresting work . . . I cannot think of a better visual advertisement for underground rock: posters that are wild, articulate, and well made; posters with both a heart and a brain." -- PopMatters "Jay Ryan has been churning out some of the most consistent and engaging poster art anywhere for years . . . This is a well-put together, coffee table-style book that looks great in every respect but without the usual coffee table art book price tag." -- The New Scheme An updated greatest hits collection of Jay Ryan's first decade of compelling posters, framed by essays from luminaries in the music and design worlds. Jay Ryan has been making screen-printed 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 second book, Animals and Objects In and Out of Water , was published in 2009 by Akashic Books. He lives in Chicago.

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