December 22, 2011

Jason Munn

The Small Stakes

Author: Maia Francisco

Topics: Handmade, Profiles

The studio of Jason Munn, The SmallStakes, is located in Oakland, California. His posters are already emblematic in the American independent music scene having worked with musicians such as the Pixies, Cat Power, Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab for Cutie, and Animal Collective, among others.

Since 2003 this designer has worked for various national and international clients in different print media, including everything from book covers, posters, and album art, to T-shirts and illustrations. His work has been highlighted in publications such as Print, Communication Arts, Computer Arts, Etapes, and Creative Review. He has also participated in numerous exhibitions, and his work forms part of the permanent collection of the Modern Art Museum of San Francisco.

His work stands out thanks to his skilful construction of elegant visual metaphors of great purity and simplicity. He uses shapes and colors to transmit an idea where the conceptual process of each piece plays an important role in the execution.

The classic studios of Paul Rand and Saul Bass as well as more contemporary offerings such as Patent Pending and Aesthetic Apparatus serve as the designer's greatest influences.

Source: Atlas of Fashion Designers