'Jon Mackay is an illustrator, designer and screen printer of gig posters based in Oxfordshire and is completely incapable of sitting still and doing just one thing at a time.' My work has appeared in national publications such The Word Magazine, The Independent, The Telegraph and The Guardian as well as producing artwork for bands including The Vaccines, Daughter, The Cribs and Bloc Party among others. If you're interested in working with me on a project then please message me to discuss.
If you’re a fan of Mumford and Sons, Daughter, Bear’s Den, Michael Kiwanuka among other great names then please do check this out. A very special gig is being held on Friday the 3rd of March at St Stephens Church in Shepherds Bush, London to raise money for the Felix Project. There are only 150 tickets available, details of which are below. There will also be a lovely screen printed poster for the show. More details to follow in the coming weeks!
I’ve been working with The Lumineers a fair amount over the last year to create a number of gig posters for their world tour in support of new album Cleopatra. This is the latest one I’ve done for the second leg of their tour which started last weekend. The posters will be available at the shows on North American dates – EU version to follow in November!
I’ve designed and printed an edition of 70 gig posters for The Crookes whose latest album is out today. Posters will be available at each of the shows which start in Sunny Scunthorpe tomorrow (29/01/16). Check out their new album Lucky Ones which available to stream from spotify from today.
Over the last month or so I’ve also been working with Bear’s Den of Communion Records which has been great. They asked me to produce a poster for their current European tour for the Without / Within Tour. I based the artwork on their track Sahara, the band themselves designed a seal for each town they played that incorporated bears which I also made part of the print. I will have a limited amount of prints to sell at the end of their tour in my etsy shop.
Earlier in September I designed and printed a run of posters for the European tour for Laura. The brief was ‘demonic but no demons’ which I think I managed to pull of well! The hands in the poster are Laura’s! I had the pleasure of going to see her at Symphony Hall in Birmingham as well which was great, a really stripped back set – just Laura and a guitar. The posters have possibly sold out, I will post a link to her site if they have any left in the future.