Tuesday, September 22, 2009



From the Design Smoke! web site: "Design Smoke is an online show searching out innovators in the worlds of Design, Culture and Invention. We interview everyone from authors, fire starters, designers, photographers, window dressers and explore a broad cross-section of engaging individuals through relaxed conversations."

Outstanding content! Looking forward to having Jeff at MSU NOTSTOCK this year!

Some People Can't Surf

Students, pros, design veterans, music enthusiasts, poster collectors, pop culture buffs: consider purchasing a copy of Art Chantry's - Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry.

A product description from the Barnes & Noble site...Art Chantry's contrarian ways have placed him in the pantheon of great modern designers. Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry is the first survey of this visual iconoclast, who also designed the book and packed it with hundreds of his vibrant images. Gritty, funny, and refreshingly low-tech, his award-winning work has promoted countless bands, social causes, and non-profits. Tracing Chantry's career from his covers and layouts for the seminal music magazine The Rocket, to album covers for such cult bands as Mudhoney, the Reverend Horton Heat, and the Fastbacks, Some People Can't Surf is a comprehensive look at his creative evolution. Complete with commentary on the unusual origins and unorthodox processes behind his work, as well as providing context for his oft-copied look, Some People Can't Surf is a much-anticipated exploration of this idiosyncratic design master.

or from Amazon: or check on ebay!


Be sure to look at all of the good work at Amy Jo's site and her calendar post on her splash page for NOTSTOCK 09.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Minot State University will be hosting five nationally-known rock poster artists at NOTSTOCK 2009: Miss AmyJo, Tooth, Bjorn Christianson (screen printer extraordinaire), Jeff Johnson and Art Chantry. All of the artists are widely published and create work for the most popular alternative bands. On October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, from 11:00am thru 6:00pm the artists will be screen printing live all day in the Student Center Beaver Dam. Students and guests will be assisting in the production of posters, editions, and a special screening of skateboard decks. In addition, there will be a presentation by Jeff Johnson, Minneapolis award winning artist, designer and founder of SPUNK DESIGN MACHINE at 7:00pm on Wednesday evening in the Student Union Conference Center and a presentation by ART CHANTRY, a pioneer and pillar in poster design and graphic design,at 7:00pm on Thursday night in the Student Union Conference Center. All of the events are free and open to the public. The artists will have posters for sale and will be available to sign other collected works. Live music from local bands will accompany the artists. Please visit www.msunotstock.org for band lineup and event schedule.