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Sunday, July 14

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Jay Ryan

Even if you don’t know his name, you know his work. Jay Ryan’s posters have been plastered all over Chicago – in record stores, coffee shops, music venues and in bedrooms, art studios and cubicles. His distinctive illustrations and handwriting grace his work and give his posters that edge, the kind that makes you want to tear down the poster even though the show advertised isn’t over yet, just so you can have a piece of his work. In the second installment of The Audible City, Dave Elfving talks with Jay Ryan.

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The audio interview is 1.52MB in size and embedded above as a .MOV file (you will need Quicktime to listen. If you have trouble with that, you can alternately download the file to your computer from here.

Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan's work can be found (and purchased) at The Bird Machine. He also plays in a great instrumental outfit called Dianogah. Our friends at Coudal Partners also have a little feature on him and the folks at Bird Machine.

Music used:
The Baldwin Brothers - Cooking With Lasers - Track: Lava Lamp
The Books - The Lemon of Pink - Track: Tokyo


About the Author(s)

Dave Elfving produces other audio but mostly writes at Greasy Skillet.

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