Jason Munn, a graphic designer, makes band, concert and movie posters, from his independent studio The Small Stakes. He has a very minimalistic, economic style of design – clean lines and two, sometimes three colors. These characteristics of style would be a limiting factor for most designers, not technically but idea-wise. The way Mr. Munn is able to show relevant, highly idiosyncratic information, with only a few optimal details that blend in a visually seamless form, is a step out of applied and straight into the beauty of high art.
His works are a part of permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Denver Art Museum. Some of his regular clients are Wilco, Sonic Youth, the Flaming Lips, Mark Kozelek, the National, Built to Spill and Spoon.