The Big Shoulders Ball by Jay Ryan (SOLD OUT)

the big shoulders ball
with andrew bird, ted leo, tortoise, waco bros., ken vandermark, honeyboy edwards, jon langford, sally timms, icy demons, judson clai
at The Black Cat- Washington DC- Jan 19, 2009
poster measures 20 inches x 26 inches, printed on french cover, six screens used
hand signed & numbered edition of 450
the big shoulders ball was curated by the hideout, chicago, to take place in DC the night before obama’s inauguration.
artist:  Jay Ryan

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Jay owns and runs his own workshop, The Bird Machine . He began learning to screen print in 1995, working under Steve Walters at Screwball Press. Jay printed posters for his own band (Dianogah), his friends' bands, and the clubs they played at. In 1999, Jay started the Bird Machine print shop in the basement of his apartment building. In 2007, the Bird Machine moved a final time, to a small building in Skokie, a near-north suburb bordering Chicago. Poster Cabaret, as a going business interest, was probably most inspired by the great art of Jay Ryan. Jay has made posters for Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, the Decemberists, and Death Cab for Cutie, to name a few.