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From a Basement in Seattle: The Poster Art of Brad Klausen, Expanded Edition


An expanded edition of the first book from Pearl Jam’s longtime in-house designer featuring a foreword by Jeff Ament and an introduction by Eddie Vedder.

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Forthcoming: 11/5/24

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What people are saying…

Praise for the original edition:

“Klausen’s left-field philosophies and twisted narratives beautifully underscore the stunning large-format artwork and contribute a greater depth of expression. A must-have for any music fan, artist, or aspiring graphic designer.”
Publishers Weekly (Starred review, Pick of the Week)


From a Basement in Seattle: Expanded Edition is an extensive look into the creative process through which artist Brad Klausen generates imagery for rock posters for Pearl Jam, as well as Built to Spill, Queens of the Stone Age, U2, Soundgarden, Explosions in the Sky, MGMT, Mogwai, Faith No More, The Jesus Lizard, Widespread Panic, and others. With introductions from Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam, this expanded hardcover edition also includes new posters from Klausen’s archive.

Starting chronologically with the first poster he ever made, and covering more than seventy-five different works, the book follows the growth and development of Klausen’s art. Alongside the image of each finished poster are sketches and detailed commentary of the story behind the execution and concept of the individual designs.

All the never-before-seen pieces and parts that were used to build each design are included: the initial rough sketches, the final inkings, the hand-drawn and computer-drawn typographic elements, and all other elements used in the construction of the final piece. Klausen takes apart and dissects each design to show how the artwork comes together, providing the viewers a rare look over the shoulder of the artist.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 168 pages
  • Published: 11/5/24
  • IBSN: 9781636142005


BRAD KLAUSEN graduated with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Denver in 1998. In 1999, he began working as the in-house graphic designer for the band Pearl Jam. In 2007, he launched his one-man shop Artillery Design, and in 2008 he left his job with Pearl Jam to focus solely on making screen-printed posters for bands like Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, NIN, Foo Fighters, and many more. He is the author of From a Basement in Seattle.

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