Homeland Vintage Jazz Record Covers


Last night was the finale of the second season of Homeland. To say that I am a huge fan would be an understatement! Inspired, I set out to create a series of designs to celebrate the award-winning show. Playing off of the subtle theme of jazz that appears the storyline, I designed 12 vintage record covers inspired by the TV series. Let me know what you think.


- Ty + 12.17.12 | 11:39 am


Just love it! I only have seaso Season 1 but I can relate to the style since I love 60’s jazz.

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This season drove me off the cliff and I may not return for Season 3 — but those covers are flat out gorgeous. Bravo.

- cj herrera + 12.17.12 | 11:33 pm

WOW!!!! Great work.

- Santiago + 12.18.12 | 1:10 am

Good stuff as always

- Matthew Hernandez + 12.18.12 | 8:49 am

These are AMAZING! I want prints! :)

- John D + 12.18.12 | 11:27 am

Truly amazing, these really made my day. Love Saul, good old Saul!

- Adam + 12.18.12 | 11:36 am

Love it! Great idea. We love this show, too! We are behind, though.

- Dave + 12.18.12 | 11:45 am

Fantastic!!! Very Saul Bass! Love it!!

- Sheron + 12.18.12 | 12:00 pm

When you find something as good as this show it truly inspires amazing stuff like this. Great work!!!

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Well executed shit

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A-ma-zing! Love it!

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Smashing work! When are the prints to be sold? They must be sold you know?

- SAMM + 12.19.12 | 5:54 am

Makes me want to cry, these are so damn good.

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Very nice!
From where you have the vinyl covers?

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These are so cool.

- John + 12.19.12 | 9:50 am

Wow. These are awesome.

- Kim + 12.19.12 | 10:08 am

Brilliant work, brilliant work.

- Aaron Walser + 12.19.12 | 10:51 am

well done ty!

- joven + 12.19.12 | 11:44 am

These are just flat out amazing! I would by a poster of a composite of all of them.

- Amy Reed + 12.19.12 | 12:07 pm

These are amazing! I love this show! Please say you’ll make prints available!

- Rose Runser + 12.19.12 | 12:19 pm

This is amazing, I would definitely buy some of those if you made them available as real quality prints. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, DO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!

- Jax_Teller + 12.19.12 | 2:10 pm

Gorgeous! Well done, sir.

- Jill + 12.19.12 | 3:02 pm

Seriously: I want prints. Please contact Laurawaslost@hotmail.com.

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Man, it’s great work. Congrats.

But… :)

On the one beforne last cover you have a misspeling – “daman lewis” ;)


- Charles Trybus + 12.20.12 | 5:26 am

SELL These! I’m first in line to purchase. Great work.

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Great stuff!!!!! Well done. Next series could be 70’s Jazz covers from CTI :-)

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These are completely awesome! I want to own the last one : )

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Really nice designs, but to all of the people demanding to buy prints… you should know that selling these designs in any way would be highly illegal and would land M.C. with some colossal copyright infringement lawsuits.
So… just keep that in mind whenever you see unlicensed art that’s based on tv/movies/music, etc.

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- Valerio Fiandra + 12.21.12 | 9:43 am

great artwork, I too am an avid fan of Homeland, last episode of season 2 tomorrow, looking forward to it, so maybe a seson 3 on the way, hope so.

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I love all the design. Great stuff!

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Fantastic covers. They would look wonderful in my living room. Are they available to buy at all???

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Great work! By the way, the jazz theme comes from ‘Dark Eyes’ by Tomasz Stanko :-)

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I’m a huge fan of your work. Are you going to sell any prints of these?

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This is truly good. I am in total awe. The ‘Blue Note’ sleeves make the ‘Spy/Stockholm Syndrome’ that fills the series beautifully graphic!

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Wow. I’ve just become a big fan. these feel authentic. to both the period of music and the show. nice work.

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In which covers did you inspire?

Awesome work, by the way.

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Quite possibly the best thing I have ever seen in my life. Stunning.

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These are really amazing. They inspired my Spotify playlist! http://open.spotify.com/user/pauldahill/playlist/478wi4LZyjCS1Jo6y26xnI

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These covers are awesome!!! What font did you use in the yellow cover with Damian Lewis?

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Ty Mattson on Dexter

Last year I designed a poster series inspired by Dexter. My artwork was so well received, that Showtime invited me to make a guest appearance on the show! You can see me above, searching the crime scene with a flashlight.


I also walk behind Deb and Laguerta in the hallway of the police department. Don’t blink. It was such a fun experience to be a part of the show. When I designed the prints, I never imagined that they would land me a part on the program. So cool.

I even got to pal around with Dexter himself, aka Michael C. Hall – who was cool enough to customize my outgoing voicemail greeting. Which you can listen to below.



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Ty Mattson Dexter Intro

The poster series that I created for Dexter was inspired by mid-century modern design and particularly the work of Saul Bass – who developed both static graphics as well as animated title sequences. I’ve always wanted to design a title sequence, so it seemed like this would be a good opportunity. I collaborated with my friends at Fashion Buddha to create an alternative title sequence for Dexter using the artwork that I developed for the posters. This is what I imagine the Dexter title sequence might look like if the show had aired in the 60’s.



You can buy the posters I designed here.


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- eric|von|leckband + 9.20.11 | 9:13 am

So good. This amost makes me want to start watching the show.

- Beckey + 9.20.11 | 9:21 am

Ty, this is BEYOND brilliant. I want this to run on a constant loop in my house. Well done, sir.

- steve + 9.20.11 | 9:29 am

Nice! Love the subtle texturing too.

- Von Glitschka + 9.20.11 | 10:39 am

Saul Bass would be proud. Excellent job man.

- Chris Elms + 9.20.11 | 10:47 am

Incredible Ty! This is f&%$n incredible.

- Jarhead + 9.20.11 | 10:53 am

One of my favorite things you’ve ever created…it’s so good! So proud and happy for you.

- Rhea Mattson + 9.20.11 | 10:59 am

It was great the first time I saw it, and it’s still great now! Awesome stuff my friend. I’m with Beckey…it almost makes me want to watch the show. Almost. :)

- Jeff + 9.20.11 | 11:13 am

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- Dexter Intro by Ty Mattson « + 9.20.11 | 12:12 pm

This is so awesome, Ty. With all your luck, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this as the show intro soon. Thanks for always being so inspiring.

- Wendy {Weswen Design} + 9.20.11 | 1:02 pm

This is incredible! By combining your beautiful posters and channeling Saul Bass, you’ve created an opening sequence that really captures the show’s essence. Well done!

- Scott Orchard + 9.20.11 | 1:29 pm

This is off the charts – Only a matter of time before Showtime picks this up!

- Kraig Kalashian + 9.20.11 | 2:46 pm

This is so badass! Shotime needs to use this! I usually fast forward through the intro but I’d watch this everytime :). Great job! Bought your Lost posters now I’m going to have to collect these ;)

- Matt Weber + 9.20.11 | 4:20 pm

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- World’s Strangest | Dexter Intro + 9.20.11 | 9:23 pm

After so many seasons they need a new opening. Here’s to hoping! Great work Ty.

The shape of that drip of blood at the end looks strangely like Vahalla Studios logo. A shout out for all the great poster work. If so, very very nice.

- Neal + 9.20.11 | 11:56 pm

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WOW!!! The show is nuts to not use this for their title sequence. Really insightful and creative!

- Ann Griffith + 9.21.11 | 10:44 am

Once again Ty, you’ve given me another piece of awesome work to watch till 4am! I’ve always seen Saul Bass in your work, but now, its really come to life! Amazing work as always!

- Chris Hernandez + 9.21.11 | 1:16 pm

As a huge fan of Dexter, I have to say I can’t see SHO ditching Digital Kitchen’s stellar and perfect tongue-in-cheek title sequence any time soon, but I’d love love LOVE to see this used on the DVD releases, along with the brilliant mock-up artwork you created for same; their DVD packaging leaves a LOT to be desired!

Hat tip, sir. Everything you do continues to delight me. Now I think it’s time I got my five Ty Mattson Dexter posters framed…

- Ginger + 9.21.11 | 2:21 pm

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Truly inspirational! Love Saul Bass and love your work!

- Mani O'Brien + 9.26.11 | 2:53 pm

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They’re idiots if they don’t use this opener for the show. Just plain brilliant, Ty.

- Michelle + 10.28.11 | 12:05 pm

OMG !! I thought I loved the posters, but this title sequence is just even better !! They should really use it for sure ! (getting tired of the mosquitos and blood-oranges :)
/deep bow

- Robert + 11.10.11 | 4:16 am

Really nice design, expresses the key elements of the show perfectly.

- Saul Bass + 12.14.11 | 11:41 am

I love your work so much. A real inspiration! I recently completed a remake of the Dexter Morning Routine. You can find it at youtube.com/gl49lNpVO00. Please check it out :)

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Dexter-Inspired Posters

So…after Lost finished I started to get into Dexter…and I have to say, I’m a big fan! I was so inspired that I decided to create one poster design for each season – highlighting the iconic moments from the show. This idea took a little longer than I thought but I love how they turned out. Let me know what you think!

Leave a comment and let me know if you’d be interested in these prints. Thinking about doing a limited edition. Follow me on Twitter or check back to the blog and I will let you know when we make them available. Thanks!


Rachel Nicole, just left a comment on this post mentioning the potential for this art as DVD packaging. I thought it was a great idea, so I mocked up this concept. How cool would this be as a collector’s edition?

- Ty + 10.6.10 | 5:19 pm



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- Kyle Butler + 10.6.10 | 5:29 pm

Awesome Ty! No nude John Lithgow for season 4’s print? And I love the previous commenter posting as Kyle Butler.

- Matt Roeser + 10.6.10 | 5:35 pm

Amazing! I definitely want one…but how to choose WHICH one??

- Danielle + 10.6.10 | 5:41 pm

These are absolutely gorgeous. Do want.

- Joe + 10.6.10 | 5:47 pm

I’m a huge Dexter fan and think these are great! Season 1 is especially masterful :)

- Colleen + 10.6.10 | 5:49 pm

I have never seen the show (!) but these are visually spectacular. Great job Ty! Not that I expected otherwise after your ‘Lost’ poster series…

- Jarhead + 10.6.10 | 5:58 pm

You are brilliant. And brilliant. Oh, and brilliant. I love these just as much as I love Dex.

- Rina Miele + 10.6.10 | 6:29 pm

These are fabulous — beautiful, colorful, and full of recognizable moments from the show.

- Kit O'Connell + 10.6.10 | 6:29 pm

very cool! I would definitely buy one of these prints! The colors and the iconic moments represented are perfect.

- Lauren + 10.6.10 | 6:33 pm

I want a print of the first one!!

- Amer Weinberg + 10.6.10 | 6:40 pm

these are incredible!

- leigh + 10.6.10 | 6:55 pm

These are awesome! Each one is great on its own, but a 4 print mini-set type thing would be so cool! I’d buy them for sure!

- Adam + 10.6.10 | 7:08 pm

These are so beautifully designed and funny! I definitely want one!

- Ann + 10.6.10 | 8:07 pm

These are AMAZING!!! I want all four!

- Jensen + 10.6.10 | 8:11 pm

I would LOVE a print of one (or all) of these! Especially the one inspired by Rita’s murder. Please print!!

- Zane David + 10.6.10 | 8:37 pm

Such amazing work! They capture each season so perfectly…would definitely love to own some! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for this season!

- Emi + 10.6.10 | 8:46 pm

These posters are so amazing. I love design AND Dexter. I would totally buy some of these and post them in my home!!

- Jana Morgan + 10.6.10 | 9:00 pm

I love them all, but probably Season 2 is my favorite. Would love to know if you decided to sell prints.

- Fedeghost + 10.6.10 | 9:02 pm

I need all of them. NEED.

- Jason + 10.6.10 | 11:15 pm

the ultimate tribute of one of my fav tv shows ever!

- Stef + 10.7.10 | 1:50 am

Definately would buy these if they were prints! Maybe do a package price for all of them? Either way, would love to have these hanging up at my apartment.

Good work!

- Henry + 10.7.10 | 3:32 am

This is a hell of a job !!!
Congratulations! I love all the details!!!

I would really love to order in big sizes!

I posted an article about your posters on my french Dexter website : http://www.dexter-addict.com/2010/10/superbes-illustrations-de-dexter.html

Well done again!


- Mook + 10.7.10 | 6:03 am

Definitely would buy one!

Let us know where we can get them from online!

Nice work!

- Emily Wray + 10.7.10 | 8:56 am

Love those! Would definitely want one.

- Chandra + 10.7.10 | 9:00 am

Hell yeah we want

- Patswerk + 10.7.10 | 9:09 am

Great work Ty, I love how all the illustrations for each season come together so nicely, like some sort of dark children’s storybook.

I tried getting into Dexter after LOST also, but it didnt work for me. However, these posters are fantastic.

- Flyer Goodness + 10.7.10 | 9:13 am

Where is the “buy” button?

- Amy Stoddard + 10.7.10 | 9:43 am

I love them. So beautiful. (I write for the show – you freaking nailed each and every season – contact me and I’ll send you some Dex swag).

- Scott Reynolds + 10.7.10 | 10:07 am


- Tara Whitney + 10.7.10 | 10:19 am

I would buy one.

- Jay + 10.7.10 | 10:20 am


These Dexter posters are KILLING it. Love that show, great concept and excellent EXECUTION. Color palette? TO DIE FOR.

- Curtis Jinkins + 10.7.10 | 10:27 am

….and the Ty Mattson amazement continues!

- Karen Griffin + 10.7.10 | 10:30 am

These are absolutely amazing! Kudos for the great work. Hoping to see these available for purchase sometime!

PS – Also a LOSTie who came across Dexter as the next best thing ;)

- Steven + 10.7.10 | 10:36 am

Oh I would DEFINITELY be interested in these prints! It would be great if you could buy them individually, or have a package deal where you can get them all together. They’re AWESOME!

- Lenore + 10.7.10 | 10:53 am

These are absolutely amazing! I would love to own everyone of these!

- Tim + 10.7.10 | 12:02 pm

I love ALL of them! What great work! I’d def buy one!

- Barb + 10.7.10 | 12:03 pm

Im sorry but these posters should be printed and sold asap. Id like some =]

- Shawn t + 10.7.10 | 12:04 pm

these were amazing. and you made them yourself?! wooow. great job man.

- James + 10.7.10 | 12:08 pm

Great job. Simple, yet covers everything! Love them. They should be DVD inserts for each of teh seasons or something.

- Rachel Nicole + 10.7.10 | 12:09 pm


- mariola + 10.7.10 | 12:13 pm

In just one word: EXCELLENT!!!

- Alberto Retegui + 10.7.10 | 12:16 pm

Are you kidding me?!?! These are amazing! My hubs and I LOVE Dexter … and these posters are SOOO perfect! :o)

- Ravyn + 10.7.10 | 1:06 pm

awesome work.

how much are you selling them for?

- John + 10.7.10 | 1:18 pm

So so so cool. I wish I had the DVDs and Posters!! Showtime- GET ON THIS!!!!!

- Liz + 10.7.10 | 1:20 pm

very very nice. I’d consider a print for the right price.

- arden + 10.7.10 | 1:48 pm

Of course we are interested

- bighorno + 10.7.10 | 1:53 pm

Oh please do it! I’d get all of them

- N J + 10.7.10 | 2:07 pm

Are these going to be in a large print format? That would be great, I’d love to have all 4!

- Natalia + 10.7.10 | 2:09 pm

Would love these as individual posters!
The only thing I think could’ve changed, to make some symmetry between every pic (and as a poster), would be to change the first pic from the ‘We <3 Dexter' to Dexter as the other ones.
Might just be me tho. But The pictures are awesome. Summarizes the seasons perfectly!
Brings back some great memories. Looking forward to see more of your work!

- Matt + 10.7.10 | 2:17 pm

Aw yeah! I’d get these for sure.

- Wilson + 10.7.10 | 2:20 pm

I <3 Desxter 2!
Amazing prints!

- MBRC + 10.7.10 | 2:44 pm

I want…. Make it happen… but make a package deal for all 4… if they are $25 each im not in for all… do buy 4 get one free… then im in…

- Brian + 10.7.10 | 3:27 pm

I would definitely but them, they have are amazing and classy.

- Chris + 10.7.10 | 3:46 pm

Definitely interested. But like some people already said, make it a package deal. These are amazing!

- McKenna + 10.7.10 | 4:31 pm

do it! yes please! they’re amazing :)

- Marcela + 10.7.10 | 4:34 pm

These are brilliant; you are brilliant. I am most definitely interested. I would love them! I’m thinking movie poster size (24×36) would look amazing on my walls! *fingers crossed*

- María + 10.7.10 | 4:35 pm

These are amazing. Just what I was looking for – a classy, interesting poster that reminds me of my favorite show, but isn’t just a big picture of the actors’ faces. I want one (or all four)!

- Arielle + 10.7.10 | 4:53 pm

I would definitely buy these!!

- Kristina + 10.7.10 | 5:53 pm

My mom and I just got into the show last season when we had a free year of Showtime. Now we purchased the channel and are obsessed with the show! You need to sell these!

- Julie + 10.7.10 | 7:00 pm

Uhhhh, these just made my day. Screen these and I’ll buy em. Great job!

- gimpyeyes + 10.7.10 | 7:38 pm



- sarah + 10.7.10 | 8:16 pm

I LOOOOOVE your poster design! They are brilliant. Would be an amazing collector’s edition dvd package. That or just large posters. I would buy!

- Danika + 10.7.10 | 8:23 pm


- Jen + 10.7.10 | 8:32 pm

I would LOVE to buy these posters! They are incredible.

- Brittany + 10.7.10 | 8:45 pm

those are awesome

- shaun + 10.7.10 | 9:17 pm

It looks amazing. I would love to order one.

- Jin + 10.7.10 | 9:52 pm


- Eric claeren + 10.7.10 | 11:21 pm

Amazing, mate. Excelent design.

Keep the good work.


- Luismibauer + 10.8.10 | 12:32 am

pleeeeeeeease put these on sale, and ship to the uk, pretty please!

- Garo + 10.8.10 | 1:02 am

This is beyond AWESOME! Simplistic yet expressive& colourful at the same time! Bravo!!

- HoppyNinja + 10.8.10 | 1:41 am

would love to have these in my home!

- Jenna + 10.8.10 | 3:29 am

Would definitely buy! Love them.

- James Ferguson + 10.8.10 | 3:34 am

These are stunning! I would love to have the chance to get these as a print.

- Jaina + 10.8.10 | 5:33 am

I would buy all 4.

- Rich Allen + 10.8.10 | 5:52 am

YES, I would definitely be into these.

- Beth J + 10.8.10 | 6:18 am

i would buy all of them

- Andrew K. + 10.8.10 | 6:29 am

oh man, i want to be the one to print these.

- nick s + 10.8.10 | 6:59 am

i would love to be able to purchase these!

- Jenni + 10.8.10 | 7:21 am

I’d like them!!!

- Sierra Brennan + 10.8.10 | 7:31 am

I’d buy one too!

- Laura Palese + 10.8.10 | 7:43 am

these are killer! (pun intended…hehe)

- emily o. + 10.8.10 | 9:04 am

OMG!!!! Yes PLEASE! I would LOVE all four! You have to do this, they are absolutley incredible. WOW!

- Lana + 10.8.10 | 9:23 am

Beautiful! One of my favorite TV series. My least favorite season was Season 2, but the poster for that season is probably my favorite. Great job!

- Daniella + 10.8.10 | 9:45 am

Oh I adore these! I would definitely want them!

- Jaimie + 10.8.10 | 9:52 am

yes, yes yes. i want it.

- france + 10.8.10 | 11:09 am


- Mae + 10.8.10 | 11:23 am


- Carrie + 10.8.10 | 1:26 pm

Freakin Awesome!

- M.Hammar + 10.8.10 | 6:33 pm

I want them all… can I buy? I’m ready! :) these are true masterpieces!

- jolie + 10.8.10 | 7:07 pm

Please make tons of these and sell them. I’d buy a package as well.

- Jeremy + 10.9.10 | 5:14 am

Love them all!!! Of course I would buy one but since I don’t live in the USA I’ll just enjoy them here.

- Armando + 10.9.10 | 4:28 pm

Very Saul Bass! Love them!!!

- Jesse + 10.10.10 | 10:01 am

I would like a print!

- Heather + 10.10.10 | 6:34 pm


- stacy + 10.11.10 | 6:29 am

Before I even scrolled down I said “Mad Men!” and my heart started palpating. Oh well, I still like the prints. Lovely.

- teresa + 10.11.10 | 6:54 am

Amazing. Can’t wait to buy one.

- Brian + 10.11.10 | 7:53 am

HEy is there any possibility to get the pics bigger??

- Oomphfreak + 10.11.10 | 10:37 am

Thanks for all of the comments! So cool. Yes! Will have more pictures and details once they are printed!

- Ty + 10.11.10 | 10:48 am

Flippin’ swell…

- Brandon + 10.11.10 | 11:59 am

Q increibles posters son hermosos amazing work

- led + 10.12.10 | 4:38 am

Just for balance . . . meh. I haven’t seen the programme, though.

- Helical Scratch + 10.12.10 | 7:48 am

Love it!

- Jilles Mermans + 10.12.10 | 8:14 am

My husband and I are BIG TIME Fans of Dexter. So much so we were even inclined to bring season 3 DVDs with us on our Honeymoon! Sad, so so sad. Just finished watching season 4 and can’t stop thinking about it. These posters are fantastic great POST!

- Kristen Reid + 10.12.10 | 12:13 pm

Love, love, love! Your style reminds me of Shag, who I also love. Definitely getting a poster when they’re available

- Miki + 10.12.10 | 4:41 pm

very interested in purchasing all 4 prints. keep us updated!

- ommar + 10.12.10 | 7:46 pm

prints! asap!

- bp + 10.13.10 | 1:22 pm

My husband and I love this show and I have to get him this for Christmas! Let me know when I can get them! Awesome!

- McLearen + 10.15.10 | 7:11 am

as DVD packaging? spoiler, don’t you think?

- dohko + 10.18.10 | 8:08 am

I LOVE Dexter, and Miami inspired art and design. This is a great combination of the two. The designs tell the story without giving it all away.

- Lindsay + 10.18.10 | 8:45 am

How is that contract with Showtime going to work? Will you get a cut of the sales or did you sell the designs out right? As a design professional I’m always curious about projects that were essentially “spec” work going into full production and how the designer gets compensated.

- Brian + 10.18.10 | 9:48 am

I would buy these as soon as they came out. They’re absolutely beautiful

- Nita P. + 10.19.10 | 4:20 pm

Awesome work! Love these posters and congrats on meeting the Dexter crew… How cool is that!

- Justin Lancaster + 10.21.10 | 8:29 am

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- Ty Mattson Posters + 10.22.10 | 2:30 pm

omg you’re a genius. LOVE these!

- elaine + 10.24.10 | 3:40 pm

Let me know when they’re available! They’re fantastic

- Dave + 10.26.10 | 5:45 pm

uaauuu these posters are awesome!! *–* I want!! congrats for the job! *–*

- Sixa + 11.15.10 | 8:35 am

Amazing!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen more creative Dexter fanart, I love how you’ve incorporated every significant piece from each season into their respective posters :] Spectacular work!

- Sierra + 11.15.10 | 5:05 pm


- Qais Sarhan + 11.29.10 | 3:23 am

When will these be available to buy? I would love the whole poster set for Christmas. I keep checking the Showtime website for them. Please get back to me if you are selling them elsewhere.

- Becca + 12.7.10 | 7:56 pm

All I can say is : These are FANTASTIC!!

- Lisa + 12.12.10 | 9:45 pm

These are absolutely stunning! I love them!

- Adrianna G + 12.18.10 | 10:05 am

These are seriously amazing and I just had to tell you. I’m an aspiring illustrator and when I look at these (as a HUGE Dexter fan myself) they are just spot on and I can’t wait to buy one and hang it on my wall.

- Paul + 1.3.11 | 1:42 am

I want these so bad!

- Holly + 2.8.11 | 7:21 am

Not to put too fine of a point on it, but HELL YEAH to that DVD packaging! I would buy that in a flat second.

- Greg + 2.25.11 | 12:44 pm

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The icons are amazing! Just love that so much thought went into this, inspiration from different art forms is so necessary within the world art, well done, encore!!!

- Meme + 7.15.11 | 6:56 am

I’m absolutely obsessed with these! Are they going to be sold in postcard sizes as well? I got a copy of the fifth season version with the purchase of the fifth season but I would love to own the other four in the same size!

- Hannah Titony + 8.22.11 | 2:07 pm

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I would definitely purchase these! They’re amazing! I would probably want larger prints, poster sized.

- Demitri + 9.22.11 | 8:45 am

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Love these and it inspired me to design my own icons for Dexter. http://andyeveland.com/dexter

Have a look I’d like to here your thoughts. By the way. Love the your office… I ride past it on the metrolink all the time :-)

- Andy Eveland + 9.26.11 | 12:03 am

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- Jordan Jung » Dexter-Inspired Posters + 11.15.11 | 10:08 pm

I have just purchased the set of five for my other half for Christmas. We are both avid Dexter fans, but I wanted to get him something that was unusual, creative, and artistic. After some researching, I found these, and they fit the bill PERFECTLY! They will definitely be the focal point on our wall with their vivid colors and iconic graphics. Congratulations, they are gorgeous.

- Michelle S. + 12.5.11 | 8:28 pm

These are all fantastic and truly capture the iconic images from each season! I know that you are a huge LOST fan, and am wondering if you have given any thought to doing this type of thing for each of the 6 seasons of LOST?! I bet the imagery you come up with would be epic for posters for each season. Thoughts?

- Franknhc + 12.25.11 | 6:52 pm

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Shepard’s Birth Announcement

When I found out that we were going to have a boy, I started to think about my own childhood and all of the things I loved when I was a kid. So I wanted to design an announcement that celebrated those things and captured that particular idea of boyhood wonder and adventure. I created this illustration and worked with the incredible team at Studio on Fire to have it letterpressed on 220lb. Lettra paper. They did a fantastic job on the printing. It really turned out great. I think it’s safe to say that this is my favorite project of all time. And definitely my favorite client.

This my original rough sketch of the idea.

And this was the actual illustration. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.

- Ty + 7.22.10 | 4:00 pm


Ty, this is wonderful.

- Skylar Hartman + 7.22.10 | 4:24 pm

Gawd, letterpress artifacts are so sexy. This is awesome, Ty.

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dude, this looks great! and the letterpress makes it classic! awesome job!

- Matt Roeser + 7.22.10 | 4:28 pm

Utterly Gorgeous!

- Jeff Andrews + 7.22.10 | 4:28 pm

Congratulations sir, this looks outstanding!!. love the colors and the pressing! amazing work for an amazing dad!.

- Chris Leskovsek + 7.22.10 | 4:40 pm

Stellar, dude!

- rob schwager + 7.22.10 | 4:40 pm

This is such a beautiful piece, well done!

- Nick Fracture + 7.22.10 | 4:44 pm

This is gorgeous Ty. The most beautiful and unique birth announcement I’ve ever seen.

- Weylon Smith + 7.22.10 | 5:01 pm

I want one just to look at… looovvee that its letter pressed!

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*discovered this post via @papercrave

- Lauren + 7.22.10 | 6:07 pm

Studio on Fire – Repping Minnesota, AWESOME work. This piece is beastly. Very nice!

- Anthony Lane + 7.22.10 | 6:15 pm

Awesome awesome work. Love it.

- Owen + 7.22.10 | 11:52 pm

You can check with Rhea for my whole, long thesis on why I adore the announcement, but basically I said that all I know to say about it is how utterly astonishing it is. Every inch of it. You have outdone yourself. (And you and Rhea outdid yourselves with the son you created this for.) It weighed so much that for a minute I honestly thought you put the announcement on a c.d.

- Michelle Doerr + 7.23.10 | 12:06 am

You rule.

- Aaron + 7.23.10 | 6:09 am

Wow. This is beautiful….in a boy-sort-of-way…

- Megan Clark + 7.23.10 | 9:08 am

Killer illustration work!

- Ty Wilkins + 7.23.10 | 9:55 am

WIthout doubt the greatest
announcement for this lovely and
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- Ann Griffith + 7.23.10 | 10:00 am

absolutely perfect! i love it!

- stacy + 7.23.10 | 11:00 am

Seriously, Ty. All other graphic designers should just throw up their hands and quit. They can’t compete with your stuff. Beautiful, as always!

- Leslie Bonifay + 7.23.10 | 11:40 am

Um……..amazing. I agree with Leslie!

- Tanya + 7.23.10 | 1:36 pm

shepard is one lucky little boy!

- rachel thomas + 7.23.10 | 1:57 pm

Just adore the spaceships. Brilliant colour scheme too

- Anthea + 7.23.10 | 3:43 pm

This is absolutely gorgeous! Lucky him! And lucky you.

- Hannah + 7.24.10 | 12:05 pm

Stunningly beautiful card. Great combination of illustration and tactile texture. I’d love to touch this card!

- Albert Kiefer + 7.25.10 | 2:33 am

Wow, incredible! Great work!

- jpk + 7.25.10 | 3:00 am

One of the best Letter pressed pieces I’ve seen out there… congrats on all levels… being a dad rocks…

- Jeremy + 7.25.10 | 4:51 pm

would you list all fonts you used? would love to know! Amazing job!!!!!

- Olive + 7.26.10 | 1:17 pm

Thanks for all the compliments! I’ve received a few questions about type, so here are the technical specs: This is a 2 color piece, printed on 220lb Lettra. Primary type: Cyclone, Secondary type: Hellenic Wide & Futura

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hellenic wide… that’s the ticket!


- Olive + 7.26.10 | 1:46 pm

Awesome work — I’m glad I got to see how cool the letterpressing looks in person

- Erik + 7.26.10 | 2:16 pm

Wow. This is an incredible piece. The letterpressing really pushes it over the edge, I just wish I could touch it!

- Jason + 7.29.10 | 9:43 am

Fan-friggin-tastic! Truly!

- Jacqui Garcia + 8.2.10 | 3:35 pm

I don’t know what more more can be said: CONGRATULATIONS! B-B-BEAUTIFUL!

- Roger + 8.3.10 | 6:10 am

you made me back to childhood
Awesome work!! Congrarulations!!

- Xavier A. + 8.3.10 | 6:18 am

Absolutely beautiful!

- Cheryl Savala + 8.3.10 | 9:22 am

this is amazing. truly :)

- Michael + 8.3.10 | 6:21 pm

Genious. Great parenting

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- Hans + 8.4.10 | 4:07 am

Great stuff!

- Brandon Bennett + 8.4.10 | 5:49 am

Absolutely gorgeous piece! Amazing work of art.

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Absolutely awesome piece of work. I hope you don’t mind I posted it up on my blog! http://blog.benpurkiss.com

- Ben + 8.5.10 | 6:40 am

We always create the best stuff when it’s the most dear to our heart! Nice Job.

- Marek Hosek + 8.6.10 | 8:17 am

Gorgeous and Sentimentally beautiful. Congrats on becoming a father too!

- Doug Human + 8.6.10 | 9:45 am

A beautiful announcement for a beautiful boy!

- David Tolleson + 8.24.10 | 6:25 am

fabulous work Ty! congratulations on your son…Love the “rough sketch”… it celebrates the process.

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Very cool Ty – congratulations! And what a lucky little guy to have such a beautiful piece of art to announce him to the world. I’m sure he’ll treasure that piece of his baby book.

- Chelsea Morris + 8.25.10 | 10:36 am

Greatings from Eastern Europe! You make a great design, like it a lot!!!

PS: I would be very greatfull if you can share with me this font, with witch “carlyle” is written:)

- Dewinn + 8.29.10 | 7:41 pm

Brilliant! Love it so much.

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Thank you for inspiring my own handmade baby card. (It’s a “thank you for the baby gift” rather than a birth announcement.) Your circle motif on a square card inspired me to design my own template in Adobe Illustrator and output to laser engraving machine. To create the cards,. I used the L-Letterpress and Big Shot machine with 3 inks on 140-lb watercolor paper. Click my Flickr link to see a photo! Thanks again.

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