Concert posters hold a special place in our hearts for any number of reasons. They can remind you of your favorite bands, or of an unforgettable show, or represent a collecting investment if the poster's of a rare vintage. Emerging poster artists today earn that place with an irresistible mix of the absurd, the familiar and the psychedelic. Learn more about their process - and maybe why posters can be so addictive - from one of the foremost in the field, Chicago-based Jay Ryan, who's created prints for the Shins, Modest Mouse, Jeff Tweedy, the Melvins, Built to Spill and many others. On Friday he'll visit Wholly Craft with his new book, Animals and Objects In and Out of Water, which holds Ryan's favorite pieces from the last three years.

Concert posters hold a special place in our hearts for any number of reasons. They can remind you of your favorite bands, or of an unforgettable show, or represent a collecting investment if the poster's of a rare vintage. Emerging poster artists today earn that place with an irresistible mix of the absurd, the familiar and the psychedelic. Learn more about their process - and maybe why posters can be so addictive - from one of the foremost in the field, Chicago-based Jay Ryan, who's created prints for the Shins, Modest Mouse, Jeff Tweedy, the Melvins, Built to Spill and many others. On Friday he'll visit Wholly Craft with his new book, Animals and Objects In and Out of Water, which holds Ryan's favorite pieces from the last three years.