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American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art at SI

American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art is the story of one of America’s truest folk art forms, the rock poster. The film explores the history/rise of the current rock poster movement in America, and features a cast of quirky/interesting, and extremely talented rock poster artists talking about what inspired their work, and telling the story of their underground art movement. It features interviews with renown artists as well as fans, collectors, and musicians.

Featured Artists: Stanley Mouse, Frank Kozik, Art Chantry, EMEK, COOP, Derek Hess, Mark Arminski, Tara McPherson, Justin Hampton, Victor Moscoso, Jermaine Rogers, Jay Ryan, Chuck Sperry, Ron Donovan, Lindsey Kuhn, Leia Bell, Jim Pollock, Randy Tuten, Jim Sherraden & Hatch Show Print, Scrojo, Winston Smith, Print Mafia, Paul Imagine, Kevin Bradley, Julie Belcher, Jeff Wood, Steve Walters, Mat Daly, Stainboy, David Singer, Dennis Loren, Mike Martin, Gary Grimshaw, and Chris Shaw. 88min.

About the Director: Producer / Director Merle Becker is a 15+ year veteran of film and television. Her films have been included in the permanent collection at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

For more information go to: http://www.AmericanArtifactMovie.com

$15 non-members $10 members $7 students
RSVP jessica@societyillustrators.org or call 212 838 2560 www.societyillustrators.org

Documentary and Book about Jay Ryan

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Here this a short documentary about Chicago-based screenprinter and musician Jay Ryan. Besides being a former member of the band Braid and a current member of the band Dianogah, Jay is well known for his limited-run, hand-printed posters for events and bands. You might recognize his work from Andrew Bird’s recent album, Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs (below) as well as countless gig signs and illustrations.

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A book about Jay’s work was already recently produced called, 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels: A Decade of Hot Dogs, Large Mammals, and Independent Rock: The Handcrafted Art of Jay Ryan. With writing by legendary producer Steve Albini and an introduction by rock-journalist Greg Kot, the book explores the history of Jay’s art and his process.