Art Featured

Jay Ryan’s Birdmachine Keeps On Tickin’, IPMM Collection Expands

Written by:
Evan La Ruffa
Apr 04, 2015

If you’re into screen prints, are vaguely familiar with the Chicago art scene, or have been to a concert in the last 15 years, you’ll probably recognize the work of Jay Ryan. Jay, like many other local screen printers, learned from another buddy of ours, Steve Walters at Screwball Press.

From pulling screens in his basement to his status as one of the best known artists in Chicago, his hand-drawn style leaves plenty to the imagination, using playful characters, colors, and scenes to spur on any active imagination.

We recently acquired a set of art prints by Jay for the IPaintMyMind Collection, and have already installed a few of them at Centro Media in River North. You can expect us to add more in the future, as Jay’s work is truly accessible… not to mention the great quality of the drawings and prints he brings to life.

As his bio page says:

“Jay established a reputation for hand-drawn text and a computer-free design process. His prints aim to attain the same goals as other concert posters, but using raccoons and toasters instead of skulls, breasts and hot rods.”

We dig it very much and thank Jay for being part of our efforts to put art in every Chicago ward by the end of 2016.

Check out more featured art on IPMM.

Jay Ryan Autumn Arrives Jay Ryan Beginning Of The End Jay Ryan For Reference Jay Ryan Front End Loader Jay Ryan It's A Jolly Holidays With Sauropods Jay Ryan New Mom Jay Ryan No Place For Regrets Jay Ryan Orient : Disorient Jay Ryan There Is No I In Turtle Jay Ryan When We Had Thumbs

Written by:
Evan La Ruffa
Apr 04, 2015

tags: centro media, chicago art, Jay Ryan, playful characters, river north, screwball press, steve walters, the birdmachine