Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan has been screenprinting posters in Chicago since 1995, first at Screwball Press, and then at his own print shop, The Bird Machine. Known for his humorous animal subjects and computer-free design techniques, Ryan has worked for hundreds of bands, including Shellac, Fugazi, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, and the Decemberists, as well as his own band, Dianogah. He lives and works just barely outside of Chicago, has published two books documenting his favorite poster work (both by Akashic Books), and rides his bicycle as often as he can.


The Mysterious Production

To mark ten amazing years of celebrating sound and story, we're closing out this year's Conference with something a little different - a special conversation about inspiration, collaboration, creativity, and storytelling that will leave your ears ringing... in a good way.