push me, pull me: pearl jam and #pearljamatsea

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push me, pull me: pearl jam and #pearljamatsea
Organized by EMP Museum, in collaboration
with Pearl Jam, Ten Club, and Ames Bros. On
view at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport,
Concourse A, near Gate A-1.
PUSH ME, PULL ME: PEARL
THE ART OF THE
JAM
AND
SCREEN PRINTED POSTER
features 85 posters from more than 30 artists
including
ARTIST FOCUS AREAS
A MES BROS. , BR AD KL AUSEN , MUNK ONE ,
WARD SUT TON ,
and others. These posters reflect
the artists that created them, but they also
AMES BROS.
MUNK ONE
The Ames Bros., Barry Ament and Coby
In recent years, Munk One has
Schultz, are Montana natives who formed
gained recognition worldwide for his
the musicians, venues, and cities in which
Ames Bros. in Seattle in the mid-’90s. In
commercial and fine art, illustrations,
they play; song lyrics; contemporary politics;
the intervening two decades, they have
murals, political cartoons, apparel
built an award-winning design empire,
designs, and poster work. His solo and
a world of music; and a love of history and
creating innovative work for clients
collaborative posters for Pearl Jam
popular culture. But most of all, these myriad
worldwide, as well as their own popular
and other bands are often colorful and
posters illustrate some of Pearl Jam’s core
clothing line. They created several hund-
humorous, while incorporating more
red posters for Pearl Jam, more than any
serious themes of mortality, religion,
artistic values: the desire to foster a climate
other artist.
and politics.
BR AD KL AUSEN
WARD SUT TON
Brad Klausen was working as a graphic
Ward Sutton moved to Seattle in 1991
designer in Los Angeles in the late ‘90s
at the start of the Grunge explosion
when he created a Pearl Jam poster
and began creating illustrations and
and sent it off to the band along with
comics for the city’s music magazine,
his phone number. Nearly a year later,
The Rocket, as well as producing posters
Klausen got a call asking if he’d move to
for local and national bands. In the
Seattle to be Pearl Jam’s in-house graphic
mid-90s, he moved to New York, and
designer. During the next nine years, he
over the last 20 years has produced
created countless designs for the band,
illustrations and editorial cartoons for
including album covers, t-shirts, ads,
numerous publications including Rolling
and dozens of posters.
Stone, The Village Voice, The Onion, and
The New Yorker.
become an extension of the band, referencing
of creativity, to act as a patron for other
artists, and to provide comment and critique
on society and humanity.
#PEARLJAMATSEA