Screen-printing poster artist Ryan Duggan grew up in Northern Illinois in a small town that Tom Waits wrote a song about. “There I spent all my time drawing and forming shitty bands with my friends,” he says. For reasons still unbeknownst to him, Duggan then relocated to Chicago to study advertising. Maps & Atlases was formed by friends shortly after, and Duggan has been screen-printing since.
“Many posters these days are meaningless collages made in Photoshop and distressed to look ‘rock and roll,’” he says. “It comes off looking very fake to me. I feel that music is a dirty, stupid ordeal and that this should come across in the imagery — it’s how you know everyone’s still having fun.”