Art Chantry. Art Speaks, Posters Yell

Renowned poster designer Art Chantry shows examples of work over his acclaimed career through which he expands upon his ideas, theories and the history of graphic design in general. Join him as he talks business, culture, politics, social experimentation, popular culture and art, all in the name of design.

Art Chantry worked in Seattle for nearly 30 years. During this time, he created a style dubbed ‘grunge’ that took hold of the popular underground music scene in the early 1990’s. Art created posters and album covers for Hole, Nirvana and The Sonics. The unique look was actually developed at an alternative newsweekly named The Rocket, where Art began as art director in 1984 and continued to be involved off and on for over 10 years. His work has been collected and exhibited by the Louvre, The Smithsonian, The Library of Congress and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2001 Chronicle Books published a monograph of his work, Some People Can’t Surf. His own book, Instant Litter, Concert Posters from Seattle Punk Culture, is considered a classic.