I have been a fan of Jason Munn for a cou­ple of years now.

I don’t remem­ber how I first heard about him, but I was drawn in by his work, which pulls in a lot of geo­met­ric ele­ments and some rec­og­niz­able images inter­preted in new ways.

Munn has made a name for him­self cre­at­ing posters for indie rock bands. A selec­tion of his posters are part of the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion at the San Fran­cisco Museum of Mod­ern Art and Den­ver Art Museum. And his work is fea­tured in his book, “The Small Stakes,” which is also the name of his design studio. 

But one thing I really like about his work is that it doesn’t scream band poster. 

Don’t get me wrong — I have a soft spot in my heart for band art­work. But a lot of Munn’s work would stand out even if it wasn’t for a band, and his pieces can work in a lot of spaces. 

For instance, look at some of his recent work for The Postal Ser­vice. These could be just inter­est­ing art on a wall and not a poster rooted in a cer­tain time and place, though that does give it another level of uniqueness. 

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JasonMunn_ThePostalService_Tour2_PosterI also really like his work for Death Cab for Cutie.

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Munn’s work is also very afford­able. Most prints are between $30 and $40. 

And if music isn’t your thing, he has some other non-band work.

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I want so many of these! 

And here are a bunch that I could no longer get because they are out of print. But they are still strik­ing to look at.

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JasonMunn_TheNational_Paris_PosterJasonMunn_TheNational_SF_Poster

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Grain Edit has a great Q&A with him, so check it out to learn more about Munn.

And while you’re out and about on the inter­webz, buy one of these prints, put it on your wall and then turn up the tunes to com­plete the whole atmosphere.

Thanks to Jason Munn for per­mis­sion to post pics of his work. All opin­ions are 100 per­cent mine.

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One Response to Art crush: Jason Munn of The Small Stakes

  1. Oh, I love his style!
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