In a late-night search for “e-commerce solutions,” I was reminded of award-winning design/illustration duo The Heads of State. Not only do they have a (small, but well-styled) online store, but also a portfolio of work with breadth and charm. Local and national clients both pay homage to the creative team with a roster that includes publications such as the New York Times and Print Mag; brands like Starbucks and Patagonia; and bands that include the Swans, Sonic Youth, Wilco, and others.
Philly boys through and through, The Heads of State are also the frontispiece of “An Imperfect Union: A Re-Illustration of the Civil War,” opening this Friday at Art in the Age:
As we celebrate our nation’s independence this July, we are also reminded of its deepest divisions. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. To commemorate this milestone, Art in the Age is lending its walls to The Heads of State, the Philly-based design and illustration studio of Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers. Known for the elegance and conceptual simplicity of their illustrations, Kernevich and Summers have created a variety of silkscreened and archival prints that are sure to please Yanks, Rebels and Objectors alike.
Designing exclusively for this exhibition, The Heads of State will transform Art in the Age into a Civil War battlefield, applying their signature graphic style to deconstruct and reinterpret images of battle scenes and war torn capitals, regimental flags, newspaper headlines and more.
All told, The Heads of State portfolio is definitely worth a look-see (and make sure to check out this review of their actual work space too).
An Imperfect Union: A Re-Illustration of the Civil War
Opening / Closing Receptions: July 1st 6-8PM & August 5th 6-8PM
Art in the Age, 116 North 3rd Street in Philadelphia