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    Old Hollywood and Dead Mice: The Baltimore Music Fliers of Chris Day


    You might know Chris Day for his solo cassette project Vlonde, or as the bass player in the excellent dark punk band Witch Hat — but even if you don’t follow local music you’ve seen his iconic, screen-printed show fliers hung up everywhere from the H&H building on the Westside to Normal’s in Waverly.

    Dense collages of counterintuitive images with striking, hand-placed lettering, Day’s designs have helped define the visual language of Baltimore’s music scene. His intense style and focus on manual processes have inspired more than a few collectors; his fliers endure as art hanging on living room walls years after the events they promote have come and gone.

    I recently got him to answer some questions about his flier-making process.