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100 Posters, 134 Squirrels

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A greatest-hits collection of the last decade of Jay Ryan's compelling posters, 100 Posters, 134 Squirrels showcases one of underground poster art's most prolific and talented practitioners. Framed by essays from luminaries in the music, design, and poster worlds—including Steve Albini, Art Chantry, Greg Kot, and Debra Parr—as well as an interview with Ryan himself, this b ...more
Paperback, 118 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Akashic Books
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Jay Ryan is a pretty sweet dude. He's friendly, plays some great bass guitar (along with another bass player) in a fun instrumental Chicago rock band by name of Dianogh (pronounced "DYAH-NO-GOO"), and screens some of the raddest posters on the planet. I'd definitely recommend checking out his work (and the work of his friends) through The Bird Machine []. This is his first book, and could easily command any coffee table, toilet reading area, or bookshelf you place it ...more
I've been casually following the screen printed gig posters of Jay Ryan since about 1999. I've even swiped a few off club and record-store walls. So I was pleasantly surprised to find this book while browsing the comic shop.

It is hard to review a book that is comprised mostly of pictures and I guess that is really my only problem with this book. I'd just really like to hear Jay talk more about his process. I know screen printing is pretty straight forward, but everybody has a different way of d
when i first started seeing Jay Ryan's posters at Reckless in Chicago they looked like someone just dropped of a sketch and moved on. I loved it and still do. This book is affordable and filled with the cutest damned animals you ever did see.

Jay Ryan is an invaluable member of Chicago's indie art scene. His creepy squirrels and rough pencil lines are imitated by many, but matched by none. Check out this retrospect for some high-quality stimulation!
I love Jay Ryan's art -- we have several of his posters around the house. This is a nice collection and overview of his work and displays his great talent. If you love graphic art, check out The Bird Machine.
St. Murse
A collection of works by my favorite poster artist. Gorgeous stuff. Also, he's a nice guy who always attends the Flatstock show during SXSW. So glad he finally responded to my (and others) requests to publish a book.
Jessica McCloud

If you live in Chicago and you don't know who Jay Ryan or The Bird Machine is-- CHECK IT OUT ASAP!

He's one of my favorite artists and kids he used to teach at Columbia (he may still).
Awesome illustrator from Chicago, Il. He's made a lot of posters you've already seen and now you can have a mini collection of them in this book! A super great friend as well.
technically, i didn't read this book. i just looked at the pics. but isn't that the meat of the thing? gorgeous! if only i could draw half this good.
Love the illustration and the way he uses color. Awesome characters which he uses in band posters.
can it get any better than jay ryan? i think not..
Jay Ryan's art is my favorite.
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