SMAY Design:: Weird Mojo

Designer, artist and founder of SMAY Design, Phil Yarnall, knew from the first time he listened to the Clash’s London Calling that he wanted to design album covers.  Twenty or so years later his designs range from The Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix to Ween and ACDC.

Yarnall’s workspace is like an oddity museum with piles of visual artifacts including vintage album art, shrunken heads and other weirdness.  Always playing, his personal soundtrack includes music from Elmore James and Funkadellic to the Ramones and The Replacements.  Additionally, his collection of vintage Wacky Packages, MAD Magazines, 60′s psychedelia posters, vintage girly magazines, street graffiti and his kids’ drawings all combine to fuel Yarnall’s creative mojo.

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SMAY DESIGN is part of the 20th Anniversary of The Alternative Pick :: Deck Edition.  To see more of Smay’s work go to his website and Altpick page.

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Established in 1991, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and animators in the business. The Alternative Pick sourcebook (1992-2005) became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work. The Alternative Pick Deck (2009-2012) offered a fun and engaging format for locating leading commercial artists. In addition, The Altpick Awards (2003-2011) introduced yet another way to provide a platform for talents to shine. To meet the demands of an ever-changing industry, Altpick.com was launched in 1996 and presently provides a vehicle for talent to utilize the web to connect more effectively with buyers. As we mark our 30th anniversary in 2021, Altpick.com remains a premier source for creative professionals and we plan to continue to push the envelope providing the best vehicle for buyers to connect with creative talent.
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