Merge Records just celebrated their 20th anniversary. Most folks know by now that the independent music label makes its home in Durham. By all accounts I’ve heard the shows at the Cradle were great. Kudos to Laura, Mac, and the entire Merge crew for putting out so many great albums over the years (and 7 inches, EPs, special events, and more). Always nice to see an independent do good things and be successful.
Below is the poster Merge art director Maggie Fost designed ( I love the maquette of the Cradle stage she created, great idea and execution ) and which I letterpress printed the black and red text.
And the current issue of the Independent Weekly features a cover design type collage I created based on lyrics from various Merge songs over the years.