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Jay Ryan: "Austin's Keepers" November 2011

The Bird Machine, inc., is a screen print poster workshop, owned and run by Jay Ryan, which is located very close to Chicago. Jay learned to screenprint beginning in 1995, working under Steve Walters at Screwball Press. Jay printed posters for his own band (Dianogah), his friends’ bands, and the clubs they played at.

In 1999, Jay started the Bird Machine print shop in the basement of his apartment building. In 2007, The Bird Machine moved to a small building in Skokie, a near-north suburb bordering Chicago, where the print shop runs now.

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