Athfest Theme Artist for 2018

Theme Artist for 2018

Graham Shirley is this year’s AthFest theme artist! We love his groovy designs and out of this world artwork, which will decorate all things AthFest in 2018.  Graham is Athens born and raised, went to Cedar Shoals High School and then studied animation at SCAD Atlanta. He has been doing graphic design and screen-printing for the past ten years primarily for bands and small businesses and says he has taught himself most of what he knows about it.

For his designs for the annual AthFest Music & Arts Festival Graham said he has been inspired by the recent swing towards retro sci-fi imagery that has been used in a lot of film and advertising and that he’s always been a fan of bright colors in design.

About submitting to be this year’s theme artist Graham said, “I have been working in bars and venues in Athens for the better part of the last 16 years and have worked AthFest every year, It has been a big part of my life in Athens for a long time and through my work with local bands I have made a lot of posters and merch for their shows during the festival as well as working and going to multiple shows every year. When the opportunity arose to possibly design the art for AthFest I jumped at the chance to be a part of it.”

We’re sure glad you did, Graham! Thank you for contributing your talents to make this year’s festival look so awesome.

Follow Graham on Facebook and Instagram @mr.grahamshirley

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