For this week’s first Ten Questions, I’m talking with Mike Davis of Burlesque Design. Mike’s stuff is awesome, you should own it.
Age: Too old for school.
Location: Minneapolis MN
Years Doing Posters: I’ve been doing graphic design professionally since 1999. My first screenprinted poster was done in 2002. My first poster with Burlesque was in 2003.
Favorite Poster / Art Print You’ve Done: Alphabet poster or the Diplo New Years Eve poster.
All-time Favorite Poster / Art Print that Someone Else Did:
Music Currently In Rotation: I just downloaded Moody Blues “Your Wildest Dreams”
Other things I listened to recently:
Ed Banger Records’ Ed Rec Vol 3
Cuizinier from TTC “Lettre F” ft. Pase Rock and Spank Rock
Fugazi “End Hits”
Ding Dong “Bad Man Forward, Bad Man Pull Up”
Last Print, Poster, or Toy Bought: I bought the Friends With You plush hamburger thing for my 1 year-old niece. Last toy I bought for myself was a French Dunny.
Art Hanging On Your Walls:
Steven Harrington’s double peacock dayglo print
Barry Miles’ self-titled LP designed by Milton Glaser
Delicious Design League’s gorgeous Flatstock 12 poster
Little Friends of Printmaking print with a bunch of dudes and dogs beating each other up
This painting by George R. Thompson IV
Wes Wilson’s Byrds 1967 FIllmore poster
Parra original doodle (thanks Aye Jay!)
Steven Harrington’s Une Royaume print
This awesome New Orleans poster from 1983 I found at my grandparents’ house a few years ago
A bunch of Burlesque test prints and crap I designed
Words of Wisdom: Take that baby, that baby ain’t mine.