Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Book Event with artists Jay Ryan and Paul Hornschemeier

Friday, November 13th, 7pm @ Wholly Craft!

Renowned poster artist Jay Ryan and critically acclaimed author and artist Paul Hornschemeir are touring the nation for the release of their latest respective books, Animals and Objects in and Out of Water and All and Sundry. We’re thrilled that they’re making a stop at Wholly Craft this week! Join us at 7pm on Friday the 13th for a book discussion and signing with the artists and find out more about their process and collected works. Here’s a little bit about the fellows:

Jay Ryan has been making screen-printed concert posters in Chicago since 1995 in his shop called the Bird Machine. Known for his hand-drawn type, humorous animal subjects, and muted color selections, he has worked for thousands of rock bands such as the Melvins, the Shins, Modest Mouse, Andrew Bird, the Decemberists and Built to Spill. His newest book solidifies Jay's position as one of the most unique postermakers in a thriving and exciting field and features 120 favorite pieces of art from the last three years, including text about each of the prints, original drawings and a foreword by Andrew Bird. When he's not playing bass in his band Dianogah, Jay lectures students and shows his prints at universities and galleries across the U.S. and Europe. For more information on Jay, visit:

All and Sundry
corrals critically-acclaimed author and artist (and Ohio native) Paul Hornschemeier's work from the last five years--work previously ungathered, and in many cases never before seen in print. From conceptual drawings and comics of Ulysses S. Grant to the seventeen-part serialized tale of divine intervention, non-linearity, and social webs to comic strips for the Wall Street Journal and CNN, this latest release, perhaps more than any previous collection of Hornschemeier's work, demonstrates the variety and depth of the artist's interests and pursuits, and invites an examination of the entirety of his process, from first fevered scrawl to final, pristine brush line. For more information on Paul, visit: