by Julie Wolfson
While artist Nate Duval's online bio lists trip planning and de-fingerprinting his iPhone screen among his favorite activities, the bulk oh his interests relate to music. So it's no wonder that the fan of Neon India, The Band, Mulatu Astatke, Hacienda, Phoenix, Blind Pilot, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, among many, many other bands, has garnered quite a reputation in a short time for his gorgeously eccentric gig posters.
Ranging from hand-drawn graphics layered over patterns to more slick-looking vector art, his love for a variety of genres comes though in his aesthetic. An intricately detailed house in his new Decemberist poster sits in front of a wallpaper-style sky (below), while another for the same band depicts a glamorous leaf queen (pictured above right, click image for detail). The Fleet Foxes poster explodes with candy-hued geometric shapes. (See it and more after the jump.) In Duval's new Andrew Bird poster, perhaps his most delicate yet, a scrollwork frame depicts a man with an anemone for a head (click above image for detail).
Duval's site promises posters for Ra Ra Riot, Wilco, Monsters of Folks and more soon—we can't wait to see what the music inspires next.
For those in Chicago this weekend, Duval will be setting up shop at the Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park, showing his prints and posters. Otherwise, you can pick up his prints from his Etsy store or his site.