We Laughed, We Cried, We Learned… But Mostly Laughed

The Bird Machine, Inc., is a screen-print poster workshop located near Chicago, owned and run by Jay Ryan.  Jay learned to screen-print in 1995 when he worked under Steve Walters at Screwball Press. Jay printed posters for his own band (Dianogah), his friends’ bands, and the clubs they played at. Slowly, work from other clubs and other bands came in.

The Bird Machine is the 2nd episode in a series titled Practice & Space. The series focuses on telling the stories of local makers while examining their process and unique space.

Sergio Salgado

“Photosphere” by Charles Atlas
“Lone Tree Point” by Dianogah