The Small Stakes: Music Posters by Jason MunnThe Small Stakes: Music Posters by Jason Munn

The Small Stakes: Music Posters

byJason MunnForeword byNick Harmer

Paperback | March 29, 2010

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Renowned graphic artist Jason Munnthe one-man operation behind the studio The Small Stakesis a leader in modern-day music poster design. Collected here for the first time are over 150 of his iconic posters for various bands, including Beck, Wilco, Built to Spill, the Flaming Lips, the Pixies, and many more. Unique in their conceptual elegance, Munn's silk-screened posters are widely appreciated for perfectly evoking each artist or band's character and distinctive sound. With a forewordby Death Cab for Cutie's bassist Nicolas Harmer, an interview conducted by prolific poster artist Jay Ryan, and 6-color printing that showcases metallic silver and gold, this book is a beautiful celebration of art and music.
Jason Munn creates his award-winning design work from his independent design studio in Oakland, California. His work is featured in numerous exhibitions and is in several museum collections, including the SFMOMA and the Denver Art Museum.
Title:The Small Stakes: Music PostersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:March 29, 2010Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811872300

ISBN - 13:9780811872300

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Only Downside... This book is fantastic. If you're not familiar with the work of Jason Munn and are a fan of music posters, graphic design, creative use of negative space, then you need to check this out. The ideas behind the posters and how he captures the personality and essence of each band with seemingly simplistic designs is astounding. There's a lot of inspiration to draw from here. The title of this review refers to the paper stock used for the cover. It is very thin and smears easily. The black ink on the cover of mine has already smeared in a few places from very limited handling, and I'm hoping to get it covered in clear plastic to prevent any further damage. It's what's inside that counts, though, and this book still deserves the 5-star rating I gave it for content alone. Definitely worth the money.
Date published: 2013-08-26