NAT DAMM
Brian Posehn @ The Neptune
I'll be at the Neptune Theater selling my Brian Posehn posters. Its a signed and numbered edition of 100. Screen printed by Andrew Crawshaw at Broken Press here in Seattle. Doors are at 7pm.

Friday June 15th
@ The Neptune
NOTABLE POSTER ARTISTS SHOWCASE AT SEATTLE’S SHOWBOX AT THE MARKET
I will have a booth at the showbox for the poster show that the Ten Club is putting on. Here are the details:

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NOTABLE POSTER ARTISTS SHOWCASE AT SEATTLE’S SHOWBOX AT THE MARKET
03.17.10

WHAT: Poster artists from across the region will showcase their work as part of a one day, Seattle exhibition of limited edition Rock posters. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase hard-to-find works and network with renowned and up-and-coming artists.

In addition, Easy Street Records will be on-site to sell from their collection of rare, vinyl records.

WHEN: Sunday, May 23, 2010

12:30 pm – Pearl Jam Ten Club early admission
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Doors open to the public

WHERE:

Showbox at the Market1426 1st Avenue – Across the street from Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 628-3151



WHO: Artists schedule to participate include ACORN, Ames Bros., Brad Klausen, Nat Damm, Brian Methe, Dan Stiles, Frida Clements, Geoff Peveto, GIGART,Guy Burwell, Jeff Kleinsmith, Jeff Soto, Jesse LeDoux, Justin Hampton, LMK, Mark 5, Marq Spusta, Maxx242, and Munk One.


TICKETS: All ages event is free to the public.

BACKGROUND:

Pearl Jam’s rich, nearly 20-year tradition has long included creation of exclusive gig posters for each stop of its many world tours. Along the way, the band has had the opportunity to work with some of the most unique and notable artists including Ames Bros., Brad Klausen and Munk One. The Ten Club poster showcase offers fans the opportunity to view these works and the many other pieces created by these artists.

Event sponsored in part by TSURT, Juxtapoz, Volcom, In-House Custom Decals, Showbox at the Market and Pearl Jam’s Ten Club.
TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY POSTER AND ART SHOW! 9/26 & 9/27 @CAIRO
Nat Damm • Concert Poster Show 9/26 & 9/27 @ Cairo


Once upon a time underground bands didn't have the internet. 16 year old kids didn't have cell phones, you didn't text your friends about shows, promoters didn't send myspace bulletins, and there certainly weren't any fucking tweets. Poster artists didn't have laptops and photoshop, and if you wanted people to come to a show you took the time to actually make a work of art, reproduce it, and post that shit on high. Spreading the news about music required work.

These were the training grounds in which local poster artist Nat Damm started his completely self made career, cutting his teeth with hand drawn design and access to a photocopier. Since officially going into business in 1999, Nat has brought his craft well beyond the early years, aided in bankrupting Kinkos, and is now a regularly commissioned designer for venues and production companies. Being the drummer and therefore default designer in the local band Akimbo allowed him to flex his creativity, designing all the band's shirts, posters, and album art, which has in turn landed his work on various bands' albums eager to get a piece of the hairy action (most recently for Monotonix and Millions from Chicago). His resume includes silk screened posters for The Shins, Robyn Hitchcock, Death Cab for Cutie, The Minus 5 and The Jesus Lizard, show posters for Danzig, The Meat Puppets, Jello Biafra, and all your local favorites, and a staggeringly stylized and beautiful series of screen printed drummers he has deemed worthy of iconification.

While his medium has certainly evolved with the technological comforts we all share today, his art has always deeply evoked the sense of collage and hand crafted diligence that defined the scene and allowed it's growth. Nat Damm celebrates 10 years of honest work and living well below the average income for his passion on Sept 26th and 27th at Cairo.

The poster show will feature OVER 100 11x17 street posters and heaps of silk screened posters from over the past ten years. We're talking old school folks, posters from The Sit & Spin, Graceland, I-Spy, The Breakroom, Vera and The Paradox. There will of course be work from Neumos, El Corazon, The Crocodile, The Showbox, Chop Suey, not mention venues from all over the country. As if it couldn't get any better he'll be unveiling several large and in charge life size silk screens of drum sets as well. Friends of Nat will also know that where Nat goes, beer is. Bring friends.


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The show is only up for 2 days so don't miss it!
Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th at Cairo
SAT: 6PM - 10PM • SUN: Noon - 6PM • All Ages! • Posters will be available for purchase

Cairo is located at: 507 East Mercer Street (at the corner of Summit & Mercer near Top Pot and behind the Anne Bonny)
Sponsored by The Stranger and The New Belgium Brewing Company.
http://cairocollection.blogspot.com/
NEWS! • Shins posters, group show @ Society Co. and speaking on a AIGA panel!
I recently had the honor of designing posters for The Shins shows in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City. Posters will be available for sale at the shows! More info on where to get tickets is available here. If there are any copies left over I will post them in the gigposters.com classifieds section and have them available here as well.
There is an awesome group poster show at Society Co. tonight (april 30th) in Ballard. Their press release for the event is below.
The student chapter of AIGA in Seattle asked me to speak on a panel and judge a poster show with Ugly Bogus. It's on may 6th on the 5th Floor of Seattle Central Community College at 7pm. More info is available here

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Society Co. presents, "Bad Ideas" Northwest Designers' Zine Release and Poster Show. A collection of original posters by local designers featured in the debut issue of the biannual zine.

The xerox publication by Carlos Ruiz, Keith Whiteman and friends showcases work by local poster artists and designers. Additionally, featuring a few submitted design related articles and illustrations to boot. It's all happening at the freshly carved out Society Co. Showroom, streetside in Ballard.

Art Chantry, Frida Clements, Shana Cleveland,
Travis Coster, Katheryn Cox, Andrew Crawshaw,
Nat Damm, Jason Thomas Faulkner, Rick G,
Demian Johnston, Mike Klay, Jeff Kleinsmith,
Shane J. Long, Dan Paulus, Joel Romero,
C.M. Ruiz, Brian Standeford, Junichi Tsuneoka,
Devon Varmega, Keith Whiteman, Isabel Yasui.

*See you at the opening on April 30th at 8pm w/the fabulously untalented Charles Leo Gebhardt IV, preforming live!
Located at: 2221 NW56th, Suite 203, Ballard.*

1.20.08 - NEWS/WEBSITE RELEASE
Hello Everyone,
Sorry for the bulk e-mail here! I wanted to let you know that I have a new website! www.natdamm.com The press release is below. It's a work in progress. So far I've got a bunch of silk screens, offset and xerox posters, block prints, record artwork and t-shirts up there. I'll be uploading more of my older work soon. The site also features as an online store with many of my posters and prints available for purchase. Hope you're having a good new year! *Nat


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
New Website! www.natdamm.com

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Seattle native, prolific graphic designer and drummer, Nat Damm is pleased to announce the launch of WWW.NATDAMM.COM
His utilitarian and eye catching design is often charming and occasionally disturbing. Along with having his posters adorn telephone poles in the US, Europe and Israel, his work has been featured in The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Las Vegas Weekly, and Alarm Magazine.
The new web site currently features selections of his work from the past 9 years. He will be uploading many of the 1300 offset and silk screened posters he has designed as well as lino and screen prints, album artwork and t-shirts.
Select posters and prints will be available for sale including: Jello Biafra's 50th birthday, Pissed Jeans, The Paper Chase and many others! Keep posted for news of a poster show featuring his work later this year.

WWW.NATDAMM.COM

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PRESS
Poster of the Week - The Stranger
READ IT HERE

Las Vegas Weekly Feature
READ IT HERE

Posters of the Week - The Stranger
SEE IT HERE

Posters of the Week - The Stranger
SEE IT HERE

Nampersands interview
READ IT HERE

John Spalding memorial poster - The Stranger
READ IT HERE

Seattle Weekly interview
READ IT HERE

Seattle Times interview
READ IT HERE

Article in The Stranger
READ IT HERE