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June 7, 2010

Graphic design rarely gets better than when it's put to music and put through a screen. And few create concert posters better than Jason Munn. In a new release published this year by Chronicle Books titled The Small Stakes: Music Posters, over 150 of Munn's silk-screened prints (for musicians like Death Cab for Cutie, Beck, Andrew Bird, Spoon, the Pixies, and more) are reproduced in CKMY plus silver and gold inks. The weighty pages of non-wood paper bring the talent of the Oakland, California, artist (whose studio is called The Small Stakes) to the forefront and are nice enough to trim out and hang as mini prints themselves.

Poster for Andrew Bird with Loney Dear (2009) by Jason Munn. Three-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published by Chronicle Books.
Poster for Andrew Bird with Loney Dear (2009) by Jason Munn. Three-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.
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Poster for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Presents College Night with Noise Pop featuring Rex Ray, Paradise Boys, and Jimmy Tamborello (2006) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 19 x 25 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published b
Poster for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Presents College Night with Noise Pop featuring Rex Ray, Paradise Boys, and Jimmy Tamborello (2006) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 19 x 25 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.
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Poster for Josh Ritter (2006) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published by Chronicle Books.
Poster for Josh Ritter (2006) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.
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Poster for Beck with Dan the Automator (2008) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published by Chronicle Books.
Poster for Beck with Dan the Automator (2008) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.
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Poster for Blonde Redhead with Annuals (2007) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published by Chronicle Books.
Poster for Blonde Redhead with Annuals (2007) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.
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Poster for Built to Spill with Steven Wray Lobdell and Ape Shape (2005) by Jason Munn. Four-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published by Chronicle Books.
Poster for Built to Spill with Steven Wray Lobdell and Ape Shape (2005) by Jason Munn. Four-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.
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Poster for Daniel Johnston with the Ohsees (2007) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published by Chronicle Books.
Poster for Daniel Johnston with the Ohsees (2007) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.
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Poster for Flight of the Conchords with Arj Barker (2009) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published by Chronicle Books.
Poster for Flight of the Conchords with Arj Barker (2009) by Jason Munn. Two-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.
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Poster for Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band with Tilly and the Wall, Deep Sea Diver, and Michael Runion (2009) by Jason Munn. Three-color silk screen. 18x 24 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published by Chronicle Books.
Poster for Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band with Tilly and the Wall, Deep Sea Diver, and Michael Runion (2009) by Jason Munn. Three-color silk screen. 18x 24 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.
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Cover of <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> by Jason Munn, published by Chronicle Books. Available at <a href="http://www.chroniclebooks.com/index/main,book-info/store,books/products_id,8686/title,The-Small-Stakes/">chroniclebooks.com</a> and <a href=
Cover of The Small Stakes: Music Posters by Jason Munn, published by Chronicle Books. Available at chroniclebooks.com and thesmallstakes.com.
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Poster for Andrew Bird with Loney Dear (2009) by Jason Munn. Three-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From <i>The Small Stakes: Music Posters</i> published by Chronicle Books.
Poster for Andrew Bird with Loney Dear (2009) by Jason Munn. Three-color silk screen. 18 x 24 inches. From The Small Stakes: Music Posters published by Chronicle Books.

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