Adam Haynes

Bend, Oregon

Adam is a freelance illustrator based in Bend, OR. Born and raised in the foothills of the Central Oregon Cascades, he gained an early appreciation for the rural lifestyle and the outdoors. Although primarily a commercial illustrator, Adam manages to put together a few art shows every year. His work is heavily influenced by his locale, and his acrylic paintings are inspired by the colorful landscapes and eclectic possessions of the local population. Adam stays busy with various freelance illustration projects including the recent Nike 6.0 campaign, artwork for Gnu Snowboards, and labels for local brewer Deschutes Brewery.

The Aesthetic Apparatus

Minneapolis

Often considered Minneapolis' best totally unknown design super team, Aesthetic Apparatus was founded around 1999 in Madison, Wisconsin by Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski as a fun side project from their "real" jobs. Over the years their limited edition, screen printed concert posters have secretly snuck into the hearts and minds of a small, rather silent group of socially awkward music and design nerds. Now, Aesthetic Apparatus is a full time, full-fledged, insanely unstoppable, and occasionally award winning design mega-studio. They will break your heart and drink your blood.

Amanda Blake

Portland

Amanda Blake lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She received her BA in fine arts from the University of Oregon, studied watercolor in Siena, Italy and oil painting and print making at the Chautauqua Art Institute in New York. Inspired by religious and literary symbolism, art history, superstition and found photography she works to create narratives that are at once familiar and mysterious. Her paintings often features groupings of figures; families, couples, siblings, friends, both to explore the dynamic that can be created in a piece through small gestures and glances and to create a narrative people can identify with emotionally. Current obsessions and inspirations include imaginary friends, consumerism, superstition, fortune telling, wildflowers, places she's never been or ever plans to go, the colors of faded Polaroids, and other people's family snapshots.

Andrew Vastagh (Boss Construction)

Nashville

Andrew Vastagh, aka BOSS CONSTRUCTION, is a one man show, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Andrew designs and screen prints all his posters by hand, personally. He began making Xerox flyers while still in high school, and later moved on to screen printing gig posters in 2002. As a graduate of the design program at The University of Memphis, Andrew wanted to avoid a corporate cubicle and focused instead on the freedom gig posters offered. Andy draws his poster influence from old Russian and Polish WWII propaganda posters, "That’s the true essence of a poster, it's inherently propaganda. It's a call to action. It communicates to people.” He has worked on everything from T-shirt designs for Death Cab For Cutie to the recent packaging and branding design of Old Crow Medicine Show's, "Tennessee Pusher.” In fact, an LP cover Andy designed for Old Crow Medicine Show was presented by Conan O'Brien on his late night show in 2008. Andrew lives in Nashville with his wife Christa, eleven year old daughter Madalyn, and two mean chihuahuas Bonita & Echo.

Andy Kehoe

Pittsburgh

Andy Kehoe lives and works in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. He was bred on cartoons and comics from an early age, losing himself in the imagined worlds found within. His paintings draw from the childlike innocence that recall a time when magic and monsters existed and all the untold mysteries of the world still seemed possible. Shortly after graduating from high school, Kehoe explored a number of different art schools before settling in to the illustration course at Parsons School of Design in NY. After dabbling in commercial illustration for a short time, Kehoe decided it was time to focus on his personal work, and he’s never looked back since. Kehoe’s work has shown the world over including such prestigious galleries as Jonathan LeVine (New York City), Thinkspace (Los Angeles), Black Maria Gallery (Los Angeles), and Copro Nason Gallery (Santa Monica, CA), as well as taking part in the Gen Art Vanguard Contemporary Art Fair during Art Basel 2008 in Miami, FL and contributes regularly to the acclaimed Blab! series.

Betsy Walton

Portland

Betsy is a native Kansan who now calls Portland, Oregon home. She left a full time job in October, 2006 to become a painter and illustrator. Since then, she has been painting day and night, answering emails, shipping packages, and meeting fascinating new people at every turn. Betsy’s work explores the tension and balance between the mysterious nature of our existence and the objects and environments we find in everyday life. We can experience the sublime in the same room where we fold the laundry, and perhaps at the same time. Her style is informed by a range of influences including Byzantine icon paintings, American folk art, geometric abstraction, and the work of many contemporary illustrators and painters. Betsy’s illustrations for clients of all shapes and sizes appear on products, in print, and online.

Biscuit Press

Austin

Dan Grissom is the artist and designer behind the Biscuit Press. Originally from rural Louisiana, Dan lives and works in his studio in Austin. He developed his skills as a printmaker by printing work for other artists for many years before changing focus to his own work. Over the years Dan has had multiple solo exhibitions at galleries and universities across the country and also led printmaking workshops with the students at those universities. Dan, his studio mates, Lindsey Verrill and Robert Steel, and dog, Buck, do all in-house printing at Biscuit Press in Austin. Their studio is in the two-car garage attached to Dan's house and it contains a hand-built screen printing press, a 1949 Kluge open face letterpress and a Vandercook Universal I flatbed letterpress from the late 1950s.

Blanca Gomez

Madrid, Spain

Blanca Gómez lives and works in Madrid, Spain. She is an illustrator and graphic designer. Blanca likes making small things with care; her website is called "cosas mínimas,” which means "tiny things" in Spanish. Simple things inspire her and her work, which has been described as "colourful,” "playful" and "whimsical.” Her artwork has been the recent topic of many top design and art blogs. Blanca has recently worked with Uppercase Magazine, Chronicle Books, El País, Bright Magazine...

BLUMOO

Lima, Peru

Jordy García is the designer behind BLUMOO. He is based in Lima, Peru. Garcia focuses on designing posters with strong influences from psychedelic vibes. While the influences in his work are clear, Garcia achieves fresh and unique posters with layers, vibrant color palettes, heavy texture, and abstract geometric patterns. The results are uniquely cool posters that Poster Cabaret went all the way to Peru to get.

Brainstorm

New Jersey

Jason Snyder and Briana Feola are the young print and illustration studio Brainstorm. They met in college and have been living everywhere and working together ever since. They are inspired by clean and bold design, mid century pop art and illustration. They march to the beat of a different drum, having found a way into the poster scene without producing gig posters. Their work is driven by ideas and concepts more than a particular design style. They like to re-create educational ideas for the modern day art collector.

Brett Amory

San Francisco

Originally from Virginia, Brett moved to San Francisco when he was 21 to study motion pictures at the Academy of Arts. Always being interested in art, Brett took his first drawing class while in school. It led to him starting to paint at age 24. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in 2005. Brett began working on the painting series entitled “Waiting” in 2001. At first, the series, depicted travelers waiting underground. But as the paintings evolved, the people ceased to be exclusively travelers, and began to emphasize figures selected from anonymous snapshots of city streets. Brett’s work on Sebastian Foster is from his Waiting series. Read Brett's statement on the series here.

Burlesque of North America

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Burlesque has been designing and screen printing concert posters, art prints, album packaging, and much more since the early 2000s. Headed up by creative directors Wes Winship and Mike Davis, the crew has been puttin' in work for clients as diverse as Arcade Fire, The Melvins, Nike Sportswear, Deathwish Inc, Minnesota Public Radio, Stones Throw Records, and Target. Aside from design and print work, Burlesque is also responsible for organizing and hosting numerous music events throughout the year including the annual Dre Day celebration (originally held exclusively in Minneapolis and now celebrated in over a dozen cities across the globe), the Do It To It DJ showcase and dance party (each Spring in Austin TX), as well as the weekly Triple Double dance night in Minneapolis. Burlesque also helps manage and curate CO Exhibitions, a 2000 square ft art gallery space in their Minneapolis-based studio, which has been home to artwork from Aaron Draplin, Junko Mizuno, David Choe, 123Klan, and Burlesque themselves.

Camilla Engman

Gothenburg, Sweden

Camilla Engman lives in Gothenburg and has her studio at Konstepidemin. She grew up in a small Swedish town named Trollhattan. This is where she began looking at life from a perspective that most of us see only momentarily, and just a few are able to record. Camilla practiced her skills at the Dome Art School and later at the School of Design and Craft, Gothenburg University, where she acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree. Often through animals or people, Camilla’s pictures inspire their audience with a wide range of feelings. Her work has a knack of allowing you to grasp a notion without robbing you of your personal interpretation, regardless of whether it’s an acrylic painting, paper-on-paper or mixed media.

Christoper Myott

New Hampshire

Christopher Myott is a full time artist living in Southern New Hampshire. He splits his time between designing and making furniture from salvaged wood and creating paintings and drawings. Much of Myott's work is inspired by utilitarian design and often originates from macabre recounts and historical folklore.

The Cricket Press

Lexington

The Cricket Press is the tag-team duo of artists Brian & Sara Turner. The Turners have made the Cricket Press into one of the best “tiny little operations geared towards designing and hand printing silk-screened posters” of the modern concert poster scene. The Cricket Press makes posters for music events, art shows, propaganda, and basically anything you'd want to make a poster for. They love making concert posters for punk, indie-rock, jazz and improvised music events. The two have backgrounds in illustration, photography, graphic design & woodworking.

Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman (DKNG)

Los Angeles

Established in 2005, DKNG is a design studio based in Los Angeles, California with a focus on the music and entertainment industries. As musicians themselves, Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman first collaborated in high school as band-mates and later as a design and illustration team. In addition to concert posters, DKNG designs logos, music packaging, apparel, and digital media. Dan and Nathan have been the resident poster artists at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California since 2007.

Dan McCarthy

Massachusetts

Dan McCarthy lives and works in Massachusetts. He attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His work usually starts with pen and ink drawing. He prints all of his work himself and is considered a master printer- familiar with etching, lithography, and screen printing. Dan's work often incorporates overlooked things like telephone lines and poles. He often focuses on death and rebirth, usually manifested as skeletons in his work, and the external environment in the nighttime setting, usually as wooded silhouettes and shadows. Dan has also made posters for bands and television shows such as LOST and Wilco.

Delicious Design League

Chicago

Delicious got its start in 2001 when founder Billy Baumann began designing gig posters for his band. His years spent working in design came off because Billy quickly garnered notoriety for his great designs. When friend and now partner, Jason Teegarden-Downs nick named him "Delicious" as a joke, Billy began signing his gig posters with the new nick name. In late 2005 Jason and Billy officially started the "edgy" design firm Delicious Design League, their focus was squarely on the music industry. Today, Delicious is recognized for their limited edition hand screen-printed music posters, they also create anything design related; logos and identity design, retail and promo packaging, magazine illustration.

Derek Hess

Cleveland

From concert posters to politically charged fine art pieces, Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess has tested the waters of both the music and art world for over 15 years. In 1993, Hess’ flyers caught the eye of Marty Geramita, who suggested that Hess turn his flyers into a business venture. In the years immediately following, Hess garnered the attention of countless bands as well as both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the infamous Louvre in Paris, who both have Hess’ art in their permanent collection. In addition to concert poster work he continues to do for bands, Derek Hess also participates in art shows both across the United States and around the world.

Diana Sudyka

Chicago

Diana Sudyka lives and works in the Chicago area. She initially worked as a master printer for Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick at Big Cat Press, and at Landfall Press for several years, until getting a Masters of Fine Art from Northwestern University. Currently, she works as an illustrator, creating work for everything from book covers, album artwork, screenprinted rock posters, to watercolors for her avian blog, The Tiny Aviary, that documents her volunteer work for the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. Some bands that she has created concert posters for include: The Decemberists, Feist, Iron and Wine, Andrew Bird, Modest Mouse, Pearl Jam and Tortoise.

Dirk Fowler

Lubbock

Dirk is the poster making half of “F2design”, a graphic design studio he operates with his wife Carol, in sunny West Texas. His unusually simple concert poster designs are printed using antique letterpress equipment. Most of his images are hand cut and are combined with vintage wood and metal type, giving each print an individual, unique and tactile quality. His concert posters have appeared in numerous books and major design publications, as well as galleries and poster exhibits around the world.

Doublenaut

Toronto, Canada

Brothers Matt and Andrew McCracken have been doing Doublenaut as their fulltime gig since 2004. Based in Toronto Canada they are best known for their concert posters but have also been churning out a steady stream of music packaging, book covers, clothing designs and anything else they can get their hands on. Their posters have graced the pages of such fine publications as Communications Arts, Coupe, and Applied Arts. The brothers have made posters for Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade, Ted Leo, Stars, and many others.

Egle Žvirblytė

London, UK

Egle is a Lithuanian artist and illustrator based in London. She creates bright, punchy and irreverent work that has a strong presence but also is relatable and funny. Besides spending more than 10 years in London, she has lived in Melbourne, Tokyo, Bali and Barcelona, working for clients worldwide in branding, fashion, advertising, product design and editorial. Alongside her commercial work, Egle has exhibited her art in New York, Miami, London, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madrid, Milan, Dublin, Zurich, Barcelona, Brussels and Utrecht. In her personal practice Egle explores the themes of identity, transformation, human connection and female power.

Eight Hour Day

Minneapolis

Nathan Strandberg and Katie Kirk are the team behind Eight Hour Day. They are based in Minneapolis. They have a passion for creativity and they believe in the transformative power of illustration and design and their ability to simplify communications, elevate experiences, engage and inspire people everywhere. They subscribe to the philosophy that good design and good relationships come from collaboration. The pair are a powerhouse design team and they have worked for The New York Times, Nike, ESPN, Facebook, and Wired among numerous others. We met them in 2011 when we published the Heartwork print set for Invisible Creature, Target and St Jude's Hospital.

Eleanor Grosch (Pushmepullyou Design)

Philadelphia

Eleanor Grosch founded Pushmepullyou Design studio in 2003. The studio has produced design work for varied applications while always staying true to the original pursuit of creating screenprints and band posters. Eleanor finished a degree in Fine Art at the University of South Florida before relocating to Philadelphia in 2005. Eleanor likes drawing animals and using clean backgrounds in her art. Pushmepullyou has made gigposters for Death Cab for Cutie, Rogue Wave, Enon and the Shins. Eleanor has also worked on other great projects- like numerous skateboard designs for Alien Workshop.

Elizabeth Bauman

Keizer, Oregon

Elizabeth lives and paints in Keizer, Oregon. She graduated from Willamette University with a degree in art. While a student, Elizabeth focused on sculpture even though she prefers painting these days. Although she has been painting for years, Elizabeth only began offering a significant level of her work for sale in 2006. The nature of online commerce and galleries enabled her to share her work with a broad online audience. We have seen a steady increase in interest in Elizabeth’s work. Her paintings have been featured in “The Salem Project” and “Downtown LA Life Magazine.” Elizabeth is inspired by vintage photographs, early American portrait painters, and early 20th century artists. Her work is primarily from vintage photographs that she finds (seemingly discarded or forgotten by original owners). Her paintings communicate the grace involved in giving her subjects new and enduring life.

Evan B. Harris

Portland

Born among the briars & brambles in backwoods of Medford, Oregon , Evan Benjamin Harris grew up with little knowledge of the bourgeois big city fine arts. So, he dove into the recesses of his own imagination and embraced the fables and folklore that fascinated him. With little to do but draw, he did exactly that. Now older, things haven’t changed much. The stories he created as a child are still present in his paintings. With diligence and hard work, Evan’s crude stick figures became the more clearly defined images you see today. With no formal art training, he creates on his own terms. Broken boards, oil and acrylic paints, charcoal pastels, plastic resign, and melted waxes are among the mediums Evan uses. Then they are beaten, brushed, sanded, polished, and hung. Most would cringe at the idea of scratching or sanding something they spent hours upon hours painting, but that’s Evan’s favorite part- creating the appearance that this wasn’t made in the 21st century, maybe in the 20th. So, behind every scratch and claw mark, there is a story to tell.

Gary Houston

Portland

Gary Houston is a graphic designer and concert poster / art print maker located in Portland. He runs his own design studio and website, Voodoo Catbox. Gary has been making great concert posters since getting started in the 1990s. He has a huge back catalog with a wide range of bands. His style is organic and down to earth- Gary has made so many concert poster favorites over the years. Gary has made concert posters for The Dead, Phil Lesh, The Black Crowes, Modest Mouse, BB King, White Stripes, to name a few.

Graham Franciose

Seattle

Graham Franciose grew up in the forests of Massachusetts. His work reaches back to those times of exploration and imagination, where anything was possible. His whimsical, sometimes emotional, illustrations show a sliver of a story, a moment between the action, leaving the exact circumstances and narrative up to the viewer. There is sense of familiarity and honesty within his characters and scenes, as well as a sense of mystery and wonder. Graham received his BFA in Illustration from the Hartford Art School in '05. He originally wanted to pursue Children's Book Illustration as a career, but his personal work has taken center stage over the last few years. He currently lives and works as a professional artist and illustrator in Seattle.

Hollie Chastain

Chattanooga

Hollie Chastain is a full-time found paper and collage artist in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her creative spirit and early interest in art led to dabbling in watercolor, pottery and glass before she finally landed on mixed media. Influenced by nature and fairy tales, she lets water stains, scribble and natural aging play into her pieces. The subject of the piece is often influenced by the materials as opposed to building around a sketch or idea. She creates a world of adventure and secrets open for the viewer's interpretation.

Invisible Creature

Seattle

Three-time Grammy-nominated brothers Don and Ryan Clark have been responsible for hundreds of CD packages and limited silk-screened concert posters. These two tattooed, God-fearing mama's boys have poured their creative passion and heart into some of the best posters made lately. Their style reflects a wide range of influences from Miles Davis and the Misfits to Storm Thorgerson and Jim Flora. The brothers have brought creative life to a diverse client list, from Nickelodeon and Nordstrom to Anthrax and Pedro The Lion.

Jason Munn

Seattle

Jason Munn is originally from Wisconsin but now calls Oakland, California home. Arising from a love of independent music, design, and making for the sake of making, his posters soon became a fixture in the local independent music scene. He started The Small Stakes in the fall of 2003. Jason's work has appeared in Print, Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, Computer Arts Projects, Étapes, ReadyMade, and Creative Review. His work has also been featured in numerous exhibits and is part of the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Jay Ryan

Chicago

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.

Jennifer Davis

Minnesota

Jennifer discovered her passion for painting and drawing while studying at the University of Minnesota. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting. Jennifer finds solace and joy in hyper-developing her own unique form of pictorial language about things which are normally unspoken and private but commonly human. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada. She was a member of Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis from 2002-2007. She is currently represented by Walker Contemporary in Boston and paints full-time in Minneapolis.

Jeremy Miranda

Massachusetts

Jeremy Miranda born in 1980 and grew up in Middletown, RI. He graduated in 2004 with a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art. He's interested in painting about memory and the landscape and creating paintings that are complex spatial environments that hover between interior and exterior worlds. He lives and Works in Dover, NH with his partner, artist, Michelle Morin.

Jim Flora

(Jan 25, 1914 - Jul 9, 1998)

James (Jim) Flora is best known for his distinctive and idiosyncratic album cover art for RCA Victor and Columbia Records in the 1940s and 1950s. He was also an in-demand commercial artist and the author/illustrator of 17 popular children's books. Less well-known is that Flora was a prolific fine artist with a diabolical bent, who created hundreds of paintings, drawings, woodcuts, and etchings over his 84-year lifespan. Flora had a devilish sense of humor and a flair for juxtaposing playfulness, absurdity and violence. Many artists (e.g, Shag, Biskup, JD King) have been influenced by his work, while others have parodied his style (one of Flora's album covers, the 1955 RCA Victor 10" This is Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, was homaged on a 1998 Pearl Jam gig poster). Fantagraphics has published two volumes of his work, and a third will appear in Fall 2009. Jim Flora once said that all he wanted to do was "create a little piece of excitement.” He overshot his goal with much of his work.

Julia Pott

London, U.K.

When Julia was younger she wanted to be a balloon. Unfortunately that dream fell through and now she is a freelance illustrator and animator based in East London. Her work tends to explore the motivations behind human relationships, representing characters as mildly ridiculous anthropomorphic animals. Currently completing an MA in Animation at the RCA, she is part of the animation collective Treat Studios. Her clients include The Decemberists, Bat for Lashes, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Of Montreal, Toyota, J. Crew, Skins, Malibu Rum and Picador.

Landland

Minneapolis

Landland is a small graphic design & illustration studio in Minneapolis. The studio was started by Dan Black, Jessica Seamans and Matt Zaun in the spring of 2007. The group had been making things independently for a while before moving into their current studio space, which they designed and built in the breaker room of a warehouse. Jes had been living in San Francisco as more of a peripheral member, but after Matt passed away in November of 2007, she moved back to Minneapolis and became a full-time partner. Today, the Landland design studio doubles as a fully-functional screen printing shop, focused mostly on record sleeve design, posters and art prints. The two have quickly made a name for Landland and their art in the underground poster scene. We've been focused on the poster scene for nearly ten years now and Landland have made a few of the best posters we've seen lately.

Leah Giberson

Boston

After receiving her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997, Leah made her living as an interactive designer and art director in Boston for over ten years, painting only periodically. Thanks in great part to the audience she's found through various online art sites, she has been able to paint almost full time since the spring of 2008. Her current body of work falls somewhere between the worlds of photography, painting and collage. She begins her pieces with photographs of seemingly ordinary and mundane scenes, which she then paints directly upon to distill and reveal the visually poignant moments that exist all around us, but are usually overlooked. Despite all the suburban scenes and mid-century modern design in her work, she was actually raised by artists deep in the woods of NH and now lives and works on the top floor of a sunny triple-decker apartment in Boston.

Leandro Castelao

Buenes Aires, Argentina

Leandro Ezequiel Castelao (& his dog Tito) works and lives Temperley, a British Rail neighbourhood situated in the southern suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires where he has been teaching Typography within Longinotti’s lecture since 2003. His work constantly connects real objects and situations with some personal diagrammatic filter based on his graphic design background. Movies, nature, science fiction reading, traveling and listening to music comprise his daily creative context. Leandro has completed work for numerous clients: Computer Arts (UK), Ford-Kia, GOOD Magazine, GQ Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Stuff Magazine (UK), The Times (UK), WIRED magazine.

Lieke van der Vorst

Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands

Lieke van der Vorst is the iullstrator behind Liekeland. She grew up in a small town, Kaatsheuvel, in The Netherlands. Growing up, she spent summers with her parents in a De Waard tent 13 hours from home in France to camp among lavender fields. It was these experiences in nature that influenced her life and work. Being kind to animals and the environment became an important part of her vision and work. Nature is a recurring theme in her work, capturing a sense of positivity while still addressing serious issues. Lieke tries to use her illustrations to make a positive impact on the world and to practice green living as much as possible. All of her work is printed on Arctic Paper, which uses only minimum amount of water energy to produce their ecological and FSC-certified paper. Her paper is printed locally in The Netherlands.

Lisa Golightly

Portland

Lisa Golightly is an artist living in Portland, Oregon. With a BFA in art, she initially studied photography, the influence of which can be seen in her paintings. Much of her work explores the memory of childhood and how watching her own children influence the snapshots of these memories.

Methane Studios

Atlanta

Established in 1998, Methane Studios is a full service design and illustration studio producing limited-edition, screen-printed posters. Methane was co-founded by artists Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee. Today, Methane Studios has established a well earned reputation as one of the top screen-printing poster design studios in the world. The guys make screen-printed posters for bands around the U.S. and abroad. They have put their award-winning designs to work on posters for Wilco, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Rilo Kiley and others. The Methane guys have a wide range of fans- it's no accident there are several dozen Methane posters on this site.

Micah Smith (My Associate Cornelius)

Kansas City

Micah Smith is a graphic designer / illustrator living in the great state of Kansas. Emerging from a love of music and art alike, he started My Associate Cornelius in the summer of 2004 as an after hours creative outlet. Over the years it has blossomed into a nationally recognized graphic design studio producing a wide-range of print materials and has become a staple in the independent rock poster scene. Smith has produced work for many great clients such as Wilco, Myspace, Spoon, Newsweek, and the Hold Steady to name a few. His work has also appeared in many magazines (Print, Paste, Nylon) and books, including, 'Gigposters, Vol. 1: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century'.

Michael Michael Motorcycle

Philadelphia

Michael Motorcycle is an illustrator and screen printer of rock posters. He was first introduced to screen printing in a high school graphic arts class. But he would later develop his real printing skills after taking a college printing course. The course teaching assistant, John Miner, an accomplished rock poster printer, taught him the ins and outs of printing on paper. Michael spent most of his 20’s working as a nightclub/concert promoter which led to making screen printed rock posters for the LA based promotion company, Goldenvoice Presents. Michael has since set up a studio in his Pasadena home where he designs and prints his own work. His clients include: All Tomorrow’s Parties Presents, the Hollywood Bowl, and Goldenvoice Presents. He has exhibited his work throughout the US and Europe. His work has been published in many books and magazines including The Art of Modern Rock.

Michelle Morin

New Hampshire

Michelle Morin is an artist who lives and works on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. She studied painting and art history at Massachusetts College of Art. Michelle has worked for many years in the horticultural field cultivating a true relationship with plants, wildlife, and their distinctive habitats. With many years designing and maintaining gardens, Michelle has narrowed her primary focus to nature as a subject to reference. She works to convey the beauty and complexities of nature using texture, pattern, and narrative elements throughout her work, which range from elaborate watercolor and gouache compositions on paper to vast and more layered paintings on canvas. Through her travels she continues to seek out inspiration from the natural world while honing in on the unique details that define each place.

OR8 Design

Leeds, England

OR8 Design is Owen Findley, designer and print maker from Sheffield, England. Owne’s design work is inspired by the natural world and outdoors; the sense of joy and relaxation to get away from the city life, away from technology and to embrace nature without distractions. Whether that’s a roaring fire in a peaceful cottage, ramblings through the open moors or getting lost in his local woodland, his prints intend to capture the joy of getting away from it all. Whenever possible, Owen is in his camper van heading for the hills. All of his prints are handmade in his studio, each is printed color-by-color and print-by-print in the screen printing process so each print has its unique final finish.

Patent Pending

Seattle

Patent Pending is the brain child of Jeff Kleinsmith and Jesse LeDoux. Firmly seated in the world of rock posters, they have collectively worked to create a poster making empire, complete with their own commercial print shop to print their own work as well as the work of other artists and designers. Created in 1999 while working together at Sub Pop Records, they have gone on to have their work exhibited around the world and featured in numerous magazines, books, and design annuals.

Real Fun, Wow!

Ojai, California

Darren Thomas Magee is the artist and illustrator behind “Real Fun, Wow!” Magee is a freelance illustrator, muralist and designer based in Ojai, California. His inspiration comes from many sources, natural and supernatural. Magee loves to create and share his creations with the world. He’s a self-taught artist that follows his intuition, sometimes (stubbornly) taking guidance from people he trusts. He truly values the autonomy that his career offers. To be free to express himself (for better or worse) however he chooses is a gift he appreciates.

Ryan Roadkill

England

Roadkill is an artist hailing from the north east of England. Fuelled by punk rock and black coffee, Roadkill explores the fragility of subcultures in a fast paced modern world and the gradual erosion of rebellion in a climate of constant surveillance. Often portrayed through anti hero characters and the theme of speed, his work weaves turbulently through the pitfalls of anxious pop culture… at 100mph

Scott C

New York

Scott Campbell paints adorable little watercolor paintings inspired by his childhood and observations of people and things around him. His paintings often times depict fantastical and pleasant creatures enjoying each other’s company. His work is intended to elicit a reaction of glee in people. Scott’s paintings have appeared in numerous shows and publications around the world, as well as on CDs and DVDs, such as the cover for “King of Kong: A Fistfull of Quarters.” He also makes comics, that include the story “Igloo Head and Tree Head” appearing in the annual anthology “Flight.” His daily web comic called “Double Fine Action Comics” lives at doublefine.com (link below), the home of Double Fine Productions, where he works as Art Director.

Sonnenzimmer

Chicago

Sonnenzimmer is a Chicago-based art and screen print studio owned and operated by Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher. The couple merges backgrounds in typography, printmaking, graphic design and fine art to create hand-crafted posters, books, and music packaging for a wide array of projects and clients. Working closely with Chicago 's bustling free jazz and improvised music community, Sonnenzimmer has found a place where experimentation and abstraction are not only respected, they are demanded. This freedom has allowed them both to work through countless ideas and styles of execution, helping to shape their visual language, one that is simultaneously quiet and bold.

Spike Press

Raleigh, NC

Spike Press is the studio of illustrator, designer and author John Solimine. John began designing gig posters back in the 2000s. Based in Chicago, then New York, during the period, John made some of the best designed posters in the 2010s gig poster renaissance. Since 2002, John has proudly worked with Nike, The Washington Post, Conan O’Brien, and The National. His work has been featured in Communication Arts and Print Magazine. John is currently an Associate Creative Director with Epic Games in Raleigh, NC.His first children's book, Does Frankenstein Get Hungry? was published in the fall of 2018 by Penguin Random House. John's work has been featured in numerous design, poster, and art books and publications over the years.

Steve Wolf Designs

Austin

Steve Wolf Designs is an Austin-based graphic design studio. The studio focuses on creating timeless designs on print projects and with various clients. Steve creates meaningful and timeless design. His studio uses design experience to support commercial brands in building and telling their stories through timeless visuals and strategic thinking. He also puts together an occasional print, which we're happy to have on Poster Cabaret. Steve’s philosophy of continuity, resilience and simplicity result in elegant and sophisticated works aimed to stand the test of time. As a true artisan, when not in front of his computer, Steve can be found painting in his garage, seeking inspiration in antique shops, or traveling the globe. Some of his clients include The Hive, Fairisle Coffee, Sibling, Great & Main, and others.

Susan Logoreci

Los Angeles

Susan Logoreci’s drawings have been seen in Art in America, the Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Magazine, as well as many other periodicals. She has drawings in several collections including the U.S. State Department, City National Bank, Creative Artist’s Agency, Hilton Hotels, Los Angeles Metro, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and in several law and urban design firms. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has also completed several public projects in hospitals, light rail stations and airports. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Thomas Danthony

London

Thomas Danthony is a French artist based in London and Barcelona. Originally from the South of France, where he studied industrial design, Thomas’s practice is now divided between illustration, fine art and design. Inspired by the extensive time he spends outside climbing and exploring, Thomas likes to simplify shapes to their essence. He gets his inspiration from cinema, architecture, photography and painting. To understand his vintage world, you need to come back to the beginning of the 20th century. Fond of the early twentieth century illustration, Danthony uses gouache to create his art. He has exhibited his work physically around the world in London, Paris, Berlin, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles...

Tim Doyle (Nakatomi Inc.)

Austin

Tim Doyle is a comic book artist, screen printer and designer living in Austin, TX. He went to college for art but considers himself self-taught. He directed/ curated the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's movie print series from 2005 to early 2009. He is now the owner and lead designer of Nakatomi Inc. Tim built and his own print shop in 2009 along with fellow poster artist Clint Wilson. Doyle published the diary zine 'Amazing Adult Fantasy' from 2001-2003. He is currently the artist on 'The Intergalactic Nemesis' comic book, due out early 2010.

Tim Kerr

Austin

Like any self-respecting artistic outcast in Texas, he moved to Austin after high school graduation where he has lived ever since with his wife Beth. He earned a degree in painting and photography at the University of Texas in Austin and studied the latter with Garry Winogrand. Tim was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant while at UT. After college graduation, Tim became involved musically and artistically with the early stages of the DIY (Do It Yourself) punk/hardcore/self-expression movement. The idea that anyone could and should participate in self-expression burst every door and window inside of him wide open. He was a key member in bands that have made recordings for such labels as Touch & Go, Estrus, Sympathy For The Record Industry, In The Red, Sub Pop, and Kill Rock Stars. Tim was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame by popular vote in 1996. His first band the Big Boys was inducted in 2017. Tim’s colorful art usually centers on portraits that convey social and political ideas. His subjects are normally historical figures that are significant in human rights and social, cultural, and political change.

Vahalla Studios

Kansas City

Located in the Crossroads Art District of Kansas City, Vahalla Studios is the art and design of Tad Carpenter and Dan Padavic. Vahalla Studios was created in 2005 and initially run out of the back of an auto-mechanic shop. The studio now operates as a full service design and print shop. The guys print their own work and that of many other U.S. and international artists. Dan and Tad have worked on posters and projects for numerous design clients, bands and record labels. Their work has been shown and exhibited around the world. Vahalla Studios has been recognized in a number of magazines, books and design publications. The two have made gig posters for the Decemberists, Sigur Ros, and dozens others.