Thursday, February 16, 2012

Conceptual Elegance: The Art of Jason Munn

Benn Gibbard, by Jason Munn

Jason Munn got his start as a graphic artist in the Bay Area doing posters for local bands and venues under the name Small Stakes. Over the last 10 years his work has grown in popularity and scope. He now works under his own name and concentrates on posters, and design and illustration commissions. His clients include such musicians as Mark Kozelek, the Books, and Stars. He has also done work for Wired Magazine, Best Made Co. and SFMOMA. His trademark is conceptually rich yet simple designs.

Jason has generously donated twelve of his posters made in 2011 to the Art and Music Center’s Poster Collection. These can be seen in a display on the 4th floor that runs through March 31st.

Reading list:

The Small Stakes: Music Posters by Jason Munn; foreword by Nicholas Harmer (Chronicle Books, 2010).

Do-It-Together Screen Printing by John Isaacson (Microcosm Pub., 2007) includes a profile of Jason Munn.

1000 Music Graphics: A Compilation of Packaging, Posters, and other Sound Solutions by Stoltze Design (Rockport, 2010) also includes Jason Munn's work.

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