Art Chantry is a Northwestern graphic designer whose lo-fi, high contrast designs have influenced a generation or two of poster artists. He rose to prominence in Seattle, first at The Rocket and then through his posters for bands big and small, including Nirvana, Gang of Four and many many others. Chantry really pioneered the use of mistakes, misprints, "low" visual culture and found imagery in graphic design. Never slick and easy, always throwing a wrench in the works, Chantry traffics in uncompromising beauty and he's held onto analog techniques and ideologies all these years. I'm thrilled to have Art's writing on this site, as well as his posters. For a fun memoir of Art, see Norman Hathaway's piece here.
November 26, 2013
I thought it’d be too crass to promote our Kickstarter for MOULD MAP 3 on here, so [...]