Spike Press is the work of Chicago-based illustrator and designer, John Solimine. I’ve had this site bookmarked for quite some time, but recently rediscovered it as I was cataloging my resources for RB. I had forgotten two things: 1) how crazy talented this guy is and 2) how well Mr. Solimine has mastered color. What appears above is only a small sample of an extensive portfolio which includes posters for the Chicago Jazz Fest, Vampire Weekend and Spiritualized, just to name a few. John’s Mastodon poster and tee brought a tear to my eye due to its skillfully crafted typography and bold graphic appearance.