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From a Basement in Seattle is an extensive look into the creative process through which artist Brad Klausen generates imagery for rock posters for Pearl Jam, Built to Spill, Queens of the Stone Age, and others. Starting chronologically with the first poster he ever made all the way to the most recent, covering more than seventy-five different works, the book follows the growth and development of the Klausen's entire catalog. Alongside the image of each finished poster are sketches and detailed commentary of the story behind the execution and concept of the individual designs.

All the never-before-seen pieces and parts that were used to build each design are included: the initial rough sketches, the final inkings, the hand-drawn and computer-drawn typographic elements, and all other elements used in the construction of the final piece. Klausen takes apart and dissects each design to show how the artwork comes together, providing the viewers a rare look over the shoulder of the artist and allowing them to take a look inside the creative process of what goes into making rock posters.

Review:

"This lush volume vibrantly documents the work of poster artist Brad Klausen from 2001 to the present day. From his appointment as in-house graphic designer for grunge luminaries Pearl Jam to the establishment of his own design studio nine years later, Klausen has crafted his own magnificent vision to promote established bands like Queens of the Stone Age and Soundgarden as well as emerging artists like MGMT and TV On The Radio. Klausen discusses the creative process behind every work, providing a fascinating evolution of changing ideas, motives, restrictions, and influences. The juxtaposition of early sounding board Eddie Vedder, a mercurial political and socio-economic climate, and Klausen's dutiful search for an 'appropriate image for a given city'' form the basis of many a tour poster. Personal inspirations range from M. C. Escher to Evel Knievel and include all manner of mythology, fantasy, theology, psychology, pop culture and even recycled designs. Klausen's left-field philosophies and twisted narratives beautifully underscore the stunning large-format artwork and contribute a greater depth of expression. A must-have for any music fan, artist, or aspiring graphic designer. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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"Stylized, suggestive, gorgeously composed, Klausen's art is the work of a metaphorist who sees the world from an admittedly skewed angle." Seattle Times

Synopsis:

The first book of visually stunning poster art from Pearl Jam's longtime in-house designer.

Synopsis:

An extensive look into the creative process through which artist Brad Klausen generates imagery for rock posters for Pearl Jam, Built to Spill, Queens of the Stone Age, and others. Included alongside the image of each finished poster are sketches and detailed commentary of the story behind the execution and concept of the individual designs.

Synopsis:

"Klausen's left-field philosophies and twisted narratives beautifully underscore the stunning large-format artwork and contribute a greater depth of expression. A must-have for any music fan, artist, or aspiring graphic designer."

--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, Pick of the Week

"The artists eclectic style choices, combined with a variety of computer-aided typefaces and hand-drawn graphics, make the posters exciting."

--Library Journal

"Stylized, suggestive, gorgeously composed, Klausen's art is the work of a metaphorist who sees the world from an admittedly skewed angle."

--The Seattle Times

An extensive look into the creative process through which artist Brad Klausen generates imagery for rock posters for Pearl Jam, Built to Spill, Queens of the Stone Age, and others. Included alongside the image of each finished poster are sketches and detailed commentary of the story behind the execution and concept of the individual designs.

Brad Klausen grew up in southern California and moved to Seattle in 1999 to begin a nine-year career as the in-house graphic designer for the world-famous rock band Pearl Jam. In July 2007 he launched Artillery Design, his one-man design shop where he continues to make posters for Pearl Jam, Built to Spill, Widespread Panic, and many other bands. He still lives in Seattle.

About the Author

Brad Klausen grew up in southern California and moved to Seattle in 1999 to begin a nine-year career as the in-house graphic designer for the world-famous rock band Pearl Jam. In July 2007 he launched Artillery Design, his one-man design shop where he continues to make posters for Pearl Jam, Built to Spill, Widespread Panic, and many other bands. He still lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936070671
Author:
Klausen, Brad
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Introduction by:
Vedder, Eddie
Introduction by:
Ament, Jeff
Introduction:
Vedder, Eddie
Introduction:
Ament, Jeff
Author:
Ament, Jeff
Author:
Vedder, Eddie
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
150
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This lush volume vibrantly documents the work of poster artist Brad Klausen from 2001 to the present day. From his appointment as in-house graphic designer for grunge luminaries Pearl Jam to the establishment of his own design studio nine years later, Klausen has crafted his own magnificent vision to promote established bands like Queens of the Stone Age and Soundgarden as well as emerging artists like MGMT and TV On The Radio. Klausen discusses the creative process behind every work, providing a fascinating evolution of changing ideas, motives, restrictions, and influences. The juxtaposition of early sounding board Eddie Vedder, a mercurial political and socio-economic climate, and Klausen's dutiful search for an 'appropriate image for a given city'' form the basis of many a tour poster. Personal inspirations range from M. C. Escher to Evel Knievel and include all manner of mythology, fantasy, theology, psychology, pop culture and even recycled designs. Klausen's left-field philosophies and twisted narratives beautifully underscore the stunning large-format artwork and contribute a greater depth of expression. A must-have for any music fan, artist, or aspiring graphic designer. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "Stylized, suggestive, gorgeously composed, Klausen's art is the work of a metaphorist who sees the world from an admittedly skewed angle."
"Synopsis" by ,
The first book of visually stunning poster art from Pearl Jam's longtime in-house designer.
"Synopsis" by , An extensive look into the creative process through which artist Brad Klausen generates imagery for rock posters for Pearl Jam, Built to Spill, Queens of the Stone Age, and others. Included alongside the image of each finished poster are sketches and detailed commentary of the story behind the execution and concept of the individual designs.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Klausen's left-field philosophies and twisted narratives beautifully underscore the stunning large-format artwork and contribute a greater depth of expression. A must-have for any music fan, artist, or aspiring graphic designer."

--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, Pick of the Week

"The artists eclectic style choices, combined with a variety of computer-aided typefaces and hand-drawn graphics, make the posters exciting."

--Library Journal

"Stylized, suggestive, gorgeously composed, Klausen's art is the work of a metaphorist who sees the world from an admittedly skewed angle."

--The Seattle Times

An extensive look into the creative process through which artist Brad Klausen generates imagery for rock posters for Pearl Jam, Built to Spill, Queens of the Stone Age, and others. Included alongside the image of each finished poster are sketches and detailed commentary of the story behind the execution and concept of the individual designs.

Brad Klausen grew up in southern California and moved to Seattle in 1999 to begin a nine-year career as the in-house graphic designer for the world-famous rock band Pearl Jam. In July 2007 he launched Artillery Design, his one-man design shop where he continues to make posters for Pearl Jam, Built to Spill, Widespread Panic, and many other bands. He still lives in Seattle.

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