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

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    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.

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