We’re definitely excited to say that we have a selection of our test prints on display and available for purchase at the most incredible lifestyle mens shop on the planet right here in Minneapolis, Martin Patrick 3 in the North Loop. Drop in to and have a look. We’ll be rotating prints on a bi-monthly basis to keep things fresh.
We’re pretty big Wilco fans, and not just because they’re an incredibly prolific rock ‘n’ roll icon of a band that we get to work with on a regular basis creating screen printed posters for their shows. But because these guys truly are the real deal. All the way down through management, I cannot say enough good about them. From donating merch sales to charity to offering their new, unexpected album “Star Wars” as a free gift. Wilco has massive amounts of respect for the music they make and also for their fans. We are super honored and excited to announce Beyond The Fleeting Moment, a limited-edition, 224-page hardcover Wilco poster book that includes seven Florafauna posters. Also, the collection was curated by mister Jeff Tweedy himself!
The challenge that comes along with creating an image that becomes an “icon of the memory of the experience of a concert” is something we’ve always embraced. Add to that the challenge of designing something that fans will want to display on the walls of their homes for years to come, and you’ve got one tall order. We’ve been lucky enough to work with Wilco for nearly ten years now. These are more than just posters that advertise an event. They’re a visual extension of the music. They are cultural artifacts.
The book features 200+ concert posters from more than 50 designers reprinted on heavyweight paper and richly reproduced to accurately reflect each poster’s original detail. Beyond The Fleeting Moment also features a foreword by designer Lawrence Azerrad of LADesign. The book is available over at Wilco’s website. Go get one!
We’ve been approached by Showtime about using some of our screen printed band posters as props in an upcoming television show called “The Affair”. Season One of the show begins mid-October and airs on the Showtime network. The posters will be shown hanging on the wall of one of the main character’s daughter’s bedroom. I’ve gotta say, this girl has excellent taste in music!
You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you’ve seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States., Font Men, gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan and Tobias. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they built together.
Nonesuch Records was founded in 1964 by Jac Holzman to produce “fine records at the same price as a trade paperback”, which would be half the price of a normal LP. To achieve this he initially licensed European recordings of classical music as it would be too expensive to record new material. Originally the label concentrated heavily on chamber and baroque music, often with (then) unique repertory, and typically sold at less-than-premium prices.
Nonesuch has evolved into a division of Warner Music Group, home to many great artists that we listen to here at FF. The amazing people at Nonesuch worked with us to design a poster commemorating Nonesuch Records’ 50th Anniversary which landed on Valentine’s day this year. Robert Hurwitz, the current president of Nonesuch Records issued a public letter detailing his tenure. I suggest you have a look. The letter sheds some incredible insight into how things materialized over at Nonesuch Records.