July Artist of the Month: BT Livermore
This month, we’re excited to feature work by the very talented BT Livermore of Banner Year Press and Big Time Illustration. You might notice that his style fits perfectly with the look of our Artist of the Month mural…and that’s because he painted that wall for us when we opened our shop in the new location! He also made the really awesome open/closed sign in our window!
BT Livermore was born in Minnesota, and like all Minnesotans is covered head to toe with a downy layer of fur with which to keep warm during the winter. In 2005, he decided to trade in six months of snow for six months of rain and is now living in beautiful Portland, Oregon. His work has been described as “a modern take on a drug-crazed, 1930s brain” and “vaudeville awesome.” Cartoonish people and creatures abound in BT’s prints, paintings, and illustrations, as well as a preponderance of vintage-inspired, hand-lettered typography.
In May of 2010, BT graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art with a BFA degree in Illustration. He has also been screenprinting, and self-publishing comics and art books consistently since 2005, releasing them under his own small press publishing imprint, Banner Year Press. His books include: B is for Beard, The Life & Times of Baby Otto Zeplin, BEARFIGHT, and Whoa, Dang. He also co-runs the moustache wax company Man’s Face Stuff.