Episode 5: Jay Ryan

What a blast to have the incredibly talented Jay Ryan on the program! A world-renowned artist and screen printer, Jay has created iconic, hand-drawn poster and album art for the likes of Andrew Bird, Archers of Loaf, Hum, Shellac and countless others. He's featured prominently in Just Like Being There (a 2012 documentary film on the poster industry), and later this year, Akashic Books will release No One Told Me Not To Do This, Jay's third collection of his best work. Here, we discuss Jay's inspirations, his past and present connections with vinyl, performing in Dianogah, Hubcap, his most recent band Whelms -- as well as a very short stint in Braid -- and much more. Plus one lucky listener to this episode will receive A FREE SET OF THREE SIGNED & HAND-NUMBERED 18"x24" POSTERS FROM JAY HIMSELF! Tune in to find out how to win! Visit thebirdmachine.com to purchase Jay's work and follow his updates via instagram.com/thebirdmachine and facebook.com/actualbirdmachine. Also, follow Whelms on Facebook at facebook.com/whelmsband. For the show, follow twitter.com/vinylemergency and facebook.com/vinylemergency, and send your comments, questions or suggestions to vinylemergency@gmail.com!

James Laczkowski