"[Animals and Objects In and Out of Water] provides a constant stream of visually appealing eye candy and subtly complex visual spectacle."The Onion AV Club
The second book from the iconic Chicago underground poster artist.
Jay Ryan has been busy since the 2005 release of his book 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels (Akashic/Punk Planet Books), a collection of his favorite prints from the first decade of his work. Since the release of that book, he has honed his craftcontinuing without the use of computers, and screen-printing the work in his shop called the Bird Machine for bands such as the Melvins, the Shins, Modest Mouse, Andrew Bird, Shellac, My Morning Jacket, the Decemberists, Low, Built to Spill, Tortoise, and hundreds of others.
This book features 120 of Jay Ryan's favorite pieces of art from the last three years, including text about each of the prints, detail photos (shot at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago), and original drawings. With a foreword byAndrew Bird and an essay by best-selling novelist Joe Meno (Hairstyles of the Damned), this volume solidifies Jay's position as one of the most unique postermakers in a thriving and exciting field.
Critical praise for Jay Ryan's 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels:
Jay Ryan's decade of rock-postering has produced some superb and arresting work...I cannot think of a better visual advertisement for underground rock: posters that are wild, articulate, and well made; posters with both a heart and a brain.?PopMatters
Not only a gorgeous catalog of the artist's many memorable posters, but a history of sorts of the Chicago underground rock scene in the last 15 years.?Chicago Sun-Times