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The Small Stakes Posters

I absolutely love these silk-screened band and concert posters. Unfortunately most of the ones I want, or would want to give, are sold out. I can see a whole wall of my house covered in 10 of these behind simple border-less glass frames.

Of all the standard art-school mediums, this is the one I have never gotten to try my hand at. I even had access to one at home for a couple years and never tried it out – silly of me. Seeing the colors used and what a simple palette of 2 to 3 colors can achieve makes we want to go buy a screening set-up right now.

“Originally from Wisconsin, Jason Munn, the one behind The Small Stakes, now calls Oakland, CA home. What started out as an extracurricular itch and love of contemporary music and design, the Bay Area witnessed his first screen printed posters back in 2003. By meeting the growing demands of his talent and expertise, Munn rode the transition wave from doing something for the love of to doing something to it being his source of full time employment. The Small Stakes has unfolded into an independent design studio consistently churning out award winning design work that is both nationally and internationally commissioned, and which presently encompasses a range of visual design from book covers, to album packaging, t-shirt designs and silkscreen printed posters.”

(their client list includes)
Against Me!, American Analog Set, Arts and Crafts Records, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Barsuk Records, Beautiful Decay Magazine, Death Cab for Cutie, Drive-Thru Records, House of Blues, Nada Surf, Noise Pop Festival, Nylon Magazine, Otsu, Pedro the Lion, Polyvinyl Records, Random House Publishing, Sounds Are Active Records, and Wilco”

The Small Stakes Posters

(link courtesy of Luke)


2 responses to “The Small Stakes”

  1. Luker Avatar

    Thought you’d like those;)

  2. Steve Avatar

    Oo man – you were so right. If they had a couple in stock i’d be much poorer.