Bumbershoot I Wanted (Almost) Everything at Flatstock
posted by September 2 at 14:00 PMon
I was at Bumbershoot for three hours this weekend. I missed These Arms are Snakes, I missed Feral Children, I missed motherfucking Superchunk. I spent the majority of my weekend moving and moving and unpacking. And playing some songs on the radio. And then moving some more.
But the one Bumber-related thing I have worth mentioning is this: Jay Ryan continues to be one of the best poster artists in the world of poster art. Flatstock is always a highlight of Bumbershoot for me (despite my terrible habit of spending way too much money there). This year, though, with a drained bank account due to first and last month’s rent, deposit, yadda yadda yadda, I was too broke to buy anything (including Strawberry Luna’s adorable alphabet prints for a measly $15).
Nonetheless, I still loved a lot of what Flatstock had to offer, including everything at Jay Ryan’s booth. Especially the adorable penguin poster he made for the Blue Planet Live concert series and the Tortoise poster of kitties in bowls.
Swoon. He’s my favorite.
There were also some locals with impressive collections—Nat Damm, Andrew Crawshaw of Broken Press, Design Medicine… and then there was an art print of a little kid dressed as a cowboy riding a seahorse, and I have no idea who the artist is but I want one. So if you know, let me know. It’d look really cute in my new bedroom.