Ten Questions With Jason Munn aka The Small Stakes

For this week’s first Ten Questions, I have asked one of the more consistent designers I know, Jason Munn aka The Small Stakes.  I’m a huge fan of his work, you probably are too.  Enjoy.

Age: 32

Location: Oakland, CA

Years Doing Posters: About 5

Favorite Poster / Art Print You’ve Done: My first poster I did for The Books is one of my favorites.

All-time Favorite Poster / Art Print that Someone Else Did: I’ve got quite a few favorites, but one that I keep going back to is Dirk Fowler’s American Analog Set poster. Another favorite is the 5th San Francisco International Film Festival poster by Saul Bass.

Music Currently In Rotation: The Walkmen – Bows and Arrows and The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen are two seem to be on constant rotation. Lots of Constantines as well.

Last Print, Poster, or Toy Bought: The last prints I got were in Austin during Flatstock – I picked up Dirk Fowler’s Willie Nelson poster and Jay Ryan’s Low poster.

Art Hanging On Your Walls: To be quite honest there isn’t any right now. We moved into a house about a year ago and we still don’t have things on the walls. I’ve got a short list of what is getting put up as soon as I get around to it. Jay Ryan’s – Animal Stack print, Aesthetic Apparatus – Danielson, and Dirk’s American Analog Set that I mentioned earlier.

Upcoming Stuff: I just finished a project for Insound that I’m pretty excited about where I did 20 different t-shirt and poster designs for 20 different bands. The designs will be available starting next week. At the moment I’m getting started on a couple new posters for Nada Surf and Built To Spill. Some magazine illustrations and a logo for and organic donut company.
EDIT:  The Insound 20 is now available, read more here.

Words of Wisdom: Keep it simple.

To see more, visit TheSmallStakes.com.

6 Responses to “Ten Questions With Jason Munn aka The Small Stakes”

  1. hooray for the small stakes! jason kicks out the jams! great work on the insound stuff!

  2. an O town boy
    Keep your head down and pack heat !
    Good stuff

  3. great work!

  4. this artist has mastered “less is more.”
    i cant get enough.

  5. this is brilliant work, so very inspirational

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