The Heads of State
You can probably see a trend starting here, i really like screen printed posters and this pair make some of the best I’ve seen. Along with Methane Studios and Aesthetic Apparatus, The Heads of State are making the world of posters a beautiful. These are not the kind of posters they used to sell in Athena, these are beautifully designed posters, screen printed by hand with passion and skill.
Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers have been working together in one form or another since 2002. After graduating Tyler School of Art’s militant design program, Kernevich and Summers began making silkscreen posters for Philadelphia’s independent music scene. The graphic and conceptual simplicity of their collaborations made an immediate impact on the burgeoning poster revival in North America. Local clients and small projects paved the way to international acclaim and assignments from the likes of R.E.M., Wilco, and The New York Times. They now run a full-service design and illustration operation, applying their graphic elegance and visual wit to a wide range of clients and projects. They’ve won awards from Communication Arts, American Illustration, Print Magazine, Graphis, and the Society of Illustrators.
“We are a mom & pop design shop, a garage band agency, a start-up thats been around for years. We make posters, books, illustrations, identities, you name it. But most of all we make ideas.” The Heads of State