Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Jay Ryan is an illustrator/print maker who is actually based right here in Chicago. I found his work a long time ago when he made a poster for one of my favorite musicians, Andrew Bird. He creates a lot of unique posters for many popular bands like Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, etc. He also has done work for festivals and film festivals. I love his playful style, and the color palettes he chooses always work perfectly. Jay almost always uses animals in his prints and illustrations, this is something that I really love. They are usually very cute, and very stylized. Sometimes they relate to the bands music or name, but sometimes are just completely random creatures. Jay's shop is located near Skokie, IL. I'm thinking about purchasing a print for myself very soon!