Sam Thurman

December 1st, 2010

I got to know Sam Thurman when I stumbled across a post on his blog called “Fake Bands, Real Danger.  And Posters.” Sam is a talented young illustrator and designer who recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY, and is interested in creating gig posters for bands.  Great idea right?  After all, you can’t swing a dead hipster without hitting a musician in Brooklyn!  Well, not so fast, as he explains there was a hitch, “I felt I could make some good band posters, but I don’t know any bands or band people…”  Well, that is a problem isn’t it!?  So what’s a young talented designer to do?  Well, make some up, that’s what!

And thus his posters for the fake bands Teeth and Calm Kids were created!

In addition, he’s working on a new project called “How To Be Happy”, that he describes as “a minicomic writing/illustration instructional series on improving your life by isolating yourself and alienating everyone you love.”  Sounds like the perfect holiday gift to me!

So support a fellow fake band creator by letting him know what you think, and if you know of a band in need of a good poster designer pass em’ along to Sam!

One Response to “Sam Thurman”

  1. frizbee Says:

    That’s awesome! I always felt like kind of a weirdo as a kid, because I literally had notebooks full of fake band names, and even created some cover art for their fake albums. So anytime I find out about someone else that shares my weird hobby, I think it’s the coolest thing in the world. Way to go, Sam!

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