When you’re a young band just starting out everything that surrounds the experience is do-it-yourself. You haul your own gear, record your own demos, fill a bar with your own friends and family and the posters that get stapled to posts and bathroom doors to get the word out on those shows, you make those too. For some, this part of the experience passes but for others it’s a way of life. It’s an ethos.
Connie Collingsworth and Jim Madison work as Print Mafia, a Bowling Green, Kentucky based design company that runs on DIY blood. They work in Xacto knives. Copy machines. Found images. Free of any digital manipulation, Collingsworth and Madison’s man-made approach creates gig posters that are layered and direct with a spirit that cannot be matched.
Print Mafia drives on a work ethic full of exuberance and experimentation coupled with a utilitarian design-mind. Their mantra of ‘Cut. Paste. Destroy‘ is exact.
Rock and roll is alive and thriving in Kentucky.
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