SubjectMatterStudio

Subject Matter Studio

Asheville, North Carolina · 984 Sales

SubjectMatterStudio

Subject Matter Studio

Asheville, North Carolina 984 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(152)

Announcement   Subject Matter Studio is a full service graphic design & screen print studio based in Asheville, NC. Please enjoy viewing our wide variety of screen printed concert posters and art prints. We are constantly adding new work to our collection so we invite you to follow us on Etsy, Facebook and Instagram. Also, please feel free to contact us to discuss custom design and printing for your band, retail space, office or restaurant.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 9, 2016

Subject Matter Studio is a full service graphic design & screen print studio based in Asheville, NC. Please enjoy viewing our wide variety of screen printed concert posters and art prints. We are constantly adding new work to our collection so we invite you to follow us on Etsy, Facebook and Instagram. Also, please feel free to contact us to discuss custom design and printing for your band, retail space, office or restaurant.

Drew and Grace Findley

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Drew and Grace Findley

Robert Earl Keen: Black Mountain, NC, 07.21.17
Robert Earl Keen: Black Mountain, NC, 07.21.17
$25.00
Synthesizer Electronic Music Inspired Art Print
Synthesizer Electronic Music Inspired Art Print
$30.00
Vintage Mountains Screen Printed Art Print
Vintage Mountains Screen Printed Art Print
$25.00
Sugar Skull Screen Printed Art Print
Sugar Skull Screen Printed Art Print
$25.00
Lake Street Dive Official Concert Poster
Lake Street Dive Official Concert Poster
$30.00
Ain't No Place I'd Rather Be Racer Back Tank Top
Ain't No Place I'd Rather Be Racer Back Tank Top
$15.00
Nature Robot
Nature Robot
$20.00
Moe. Official Concert Poster, Black Mountain, NC
Moe. Official Concert Poster, Black Mountain, NC
$30.00
Umphrey's McGee, Milwaukee, WI
Umphrey's McGee, Milwaukee, WI
$30.00
Eric Church Concert Poster, Winnipeg, MB
Eric Church Concert Poster, Winnipeg, MB
$40.00
Eric Church Concert Poster, Saskatoon, SK
Eric Church Concert Poster, Saskatoon, SK
$40.00
Eric Church Concert Poster, Vancouver, BC
Eric Church Concert Poster, Vancouver, BC
$40.00
Eric Church Concert Poster, Calgary, AB
Eric Church Concert Poster, Calgary, AB
$40.00
Eric Church Concert Poster, Edmonton, AB
Eric Church Concert Poster, Edmonton, AB
$40.00
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(152)
yarbroughkinsley

yarbroughkinsley on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Loved this poster. My boyfriend loves Eric Church and this was the perfect gift. Also was to my front door within a few days. Asheville artist are hands down the best.

rwild302

rwild302 on Jul 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE THE POSTER...IT IS AWESOME

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About

Subject Matter Studio is a full service graphic design and screen print studio based in Asheville, NC.

The music of country megastar (and Western North Carolina native) Eric Church is about as far away on the radio dial as it gets from that of jam innovators Phish, but that doesn’t really matter to Drew Findley, the graphic artist and self-proclaimed “poster nerd” behind Subject Matter Studio in Asheville. He’s designed and screen-printed limited edition posters for both icons.

Findley is nonchalant as he lists a few other acts he’s designed for, including Kings of Leon, Allison Krauss & Union Station, Lady Antebellum, Ray LaMontagne, and Bonnie Prince Billy. His modesty is partly because he’s a low-key guy, and partly because he readily admits creating the bills for gigs is the less glamorous side of the music biz. For instance, scoring the commission for Phish’s show in Cuyahouga Falls, Ohio, this year was all about working through concepts and refining sketches with the band’s management team, not brainstorming with Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon as they bounced around on mini trampolines. For other acts, the collaboration has been as simple as a request by Longhorne Slim & The Law for an illustration of a man being shot out of a cannon.

The process starts with Findley melding his sketches, found imagery, and vector patterns, before he moves on to the taxing physical labor of the printing process. It can lead to long hours and late nights cranking out anywhere from 100 to 500 prints with help from his twin brother, Chris, and wife, Grace, in the tidy basement studio of his home in West Asheville. For Findley, it’s a matter of art representing art. “To be able to make art for music is really the perfect marriage,” he says.

A Knoxville native, he began studying graphics at Pellissippi State Community College when the now-dissolved, still-iconic Yee-Haw Industries, a letterpress print shop and graphic design studio, sprung up in town and served as a source of inspiration. The outfit’s prolific work left an impression on Findley. “I was visually intrigued by the posters,” he says. “It was definitely a big deal.”

He got his first true taste of screen printing after moving to Asheville, when he created a poster for The Avett Brothers’ performance at the Bijoux Theater in Knoxville. The learning process continued while he worked for Asheville alt-weekly Mountain Xpress. Slowly, he began to build toward full-fledged entrepreneurship, landing clients seeking branding campaigns and more.

And though he’s known for his gig posters, his design aesthetic can be seen around town, from the business logo, mural, and screen printed tables at Walk Lounge and Kitchen in West Asheville to shirts that cleverly proclaim a connection to our locale with the area code EIGHT TWO EIGHT in bold letters. And once again performers at MoogFest will go home with a theremin bearing a design by Subject Matter. Last year, it was Brian Eno and Moby; this year they’ll land in the hands of Primus and Thomas Dolby.
In the past, he and Grace, new parents to eight-month-old Noah, hit the road for indie art shows and festivals, but most of the time they leave the touring to the musicians, like Church, one of the few country stars commissioning limited edition posters.

And his rule of not discriminating against artists continues to apply: It’s all about making the client—any client—happy. But really? Even Justin Bieber? He says with a laugh, “I’d do a poster for the Bieb.”

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  • Drew Findley

    Owner, Designer, Screen Printer

    Drew Findley resides in Asheville, NC where he owns and runs Subject Matter Studio, a graphic design, screen printing business that specializes in limited edition concert posters for countless bands across the country and world-wide.

  • Grace Findley

    Etsy Shop Manager

    Grace Findley assists her husband in running the studio and raising their two sons.

  • Oscar

    Shop Dog

    Oscar is our golden "DUDE"le shop dog....he is super sweet, very artistic and always lots of help.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 14, 2016
Thank you for visiting Subject Matter Studio's Etsy shop! We hope you enjoy our wide variety of screen prints! All of our designs are created and printed in house. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss custom orders or wholesale pricing for your retail space. We are constantly adding new work to our shop so feel free to follow us on Etsy, and facebook. Thanks!

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Shipping
Subject Matter Studio will ship most items within 1-3 business days unless otherwise noted by way of USPS. PLEASE SEE EACH LISTING SHIPPING DETAILS BEFORE ORDERING. Please contact us if you need your order sooner and we will do all that we can to accommodate. All prints are stored in flat files in our smoke-free studio before shipping them in a cardboard tube. We are happy to ship outside of The United States yet we only provide tracking numbers for orders shipped within The United States because of high shipping costs and tracking issues. Note that from our experience shipping packages outside of the USA have always arrived at their destinations but in some cases have taken up to 4 weeks. Please keep this in mind when placing your order. All orders shipped within The United States will be provided a tracking number. Thank you for your interest in our products. We look forward to sharing our art with you!
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact us if you have any issues with your order. Our number one priority is to make our customers happy. Thank you!