“Print Mafia™ is the team of Connie Collingsworth and Jim Madison.
We live and work in Bowling Green, KY and have been creating gigposters and many other forms of rock-n-roll art since 1997 when Print Mafia™ was formed. We make our posters the old fashioned way – we design without the use of computers (well sometimes we get our typefaces there), and hand pull each color of our silksreened editions. Our tools are Xacto knives, copy machines and our archive of found images and illustrations – Old School Cut and Paste. Our posters have the look, feel, and texture of having been unearthed from another time and place-but what always “gets people” is that what we do is for very modern, present-day events.
We live for this twist in context. We like the reactions we get! We first met casually while attending Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Jim was an art major; Connie majored in Sociology. We found both of us shared an OBSESSION for all things related to Pop and Retro culture. Our likes and dislikes run almost exactly along the same bizarre lines. We’re the same age, born in the same month, and are both products(good and bad) of growing up in the South in the 70s and 80s. Our influences? Many!”