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