Here at the beginning of April we’re setting aside our usual posts about old time country and weird record jackets to focus on the artists participating in our April 16th Record Store Day street festival. Up until now we have told you about the musicians performing at this enormous event – Today we want to feature one of the artists who helped make it happen…
Its a comic by Dwitt from his great site website Dwitt Dailys. People who visit the record shop have probably already picked up on our love for newspaper comics and the people who create them. I really admire artists who can say so much with so little in a medium that is eternally dismissed as vacant pulp.
Dwitt is also the artist who created the eye catching posters for the Hymie’s Record Store Day street festival. We have these for sale in the shop if you like them. You can also come to Hymie’s on Record Store Day (April 16th) and look at some of the other artwork he will have for sale. He’s like the screen-printed poster version of Phil Vandervoort* in that his work is so consistently good that it has become ubiquitous here in the Twin Cities. Here’s a a chance to meet David Witt, see his work and ask him about it. We’re really excited to have him as a part of our Record Store Day event!
*Phil is the sign painter who created the Hymie’s mural, as well as 100 other signs you know and love, which we hope to recreate at 3820 this summer.