Jason Munn: Posters That Rock

Jason Munn makes concert posters that rock: Aidin Vaziri | You’ve probably seen Jason Munn at one of the Bay Area’s many music festivals. Although chances are your eyes went right past the fold-up table Munn was manning and straight to the gallery of concert posters hanging above his head – minimalist, smart, efficiently designed works of art that look unlike just about every other rock poster that has ever come out of here. Unlike the eyeball-searing psychedelic-era prints lining the walls of the Fillmore and Amoeba, the silk-screened posters Munn designs from his independent Oakland studio called the Small Stakes rely on just a few elements – usually feathers, fingerprints, butterflies, keys, maybe a couple of records – and even fewer colors. “I went to school for design, but I didn’t want to make brochures for insurance companies,” says Munn, a graduate of the Madison Area Technical College. “I wanted to do design for things I cared about.” Read more.

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