We at the Richard Goodall Gallery are mighty big fans of poster genius Jay Ryan, and so it is not without due excitement that we announce the arrival of the good man himself to our Thomas Street gallery THIS SATURDAY the 19th December for a unique book-signing event.
A collection of Jay’s favourite work from 2005-2008, ‘Animals and Objects in and Out of Water’ is a 144 page book which includes over 100 posters with accompanying text, an introduction by Andrew Bird and an essay by Joe Meno. All in all it’s a pretty cracking volume, and this is your chance to own a signed copy!
Ryan first learned to screen-print in 1995, and cut his print-making teeth making posters for his own band, those of his friends, and the many clubs they played at. Before long, Jay’s own Bird Machine Print Shop sprung to life in the basement of his apartment building, before moving above ground in 2002 thanks to the growing demand for its marvellous creations. Jay has since worked for bands including Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, The Doves, Interpol, Human League and Sonic Youth to name but a few.
Not only will you have the opportunity to see this pillar of poster-making in the flesh, but there will also be posters old and new on display, original art work, and a friendly festive atmosphere in which to enjoy it all!