I found out about John through Spike Press and was super surprised and pumped to learn that John IS Spike Press! It’s a one man operation out of Chicago and his work is just really impressive.
All of the work shown here is screen printed and based on that alone, awesome. The colors that John uses might not be my first choice, but he knows how to make a few off-colors work really well together. It’s like he took two ugly friends, set them up on a date, and now they’re making attractive 2-5 color babies. Life is a beautiful thing sometimes.
Not enough John for ya? Peep this interview with Mr. Solimine on Design Inspiration and be sure to slip over to the Spike Press site for some more work and a long list of companies he’s worked with so you know it is possible to get by by drawing pictures and playing with paint :)