Established in 1998, Methane Studios is a full service design and illustration studio producing limited-edition, screen-printed posters. Methane was co-founded by artists Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee. The roots of this partnership started in the mid 1980s at Columbus College of Art and Design located in Columbus, Ohio. Robert and Mark, both from small Ohio towns, majored in Art and Illustration, they formed a friendship that would transcend into creating award winning artwork recognized worldwide and a well earned reputation as one of the top screen-printing poster design studios in the world. They have put their award-winning designs to work on posters for Wilco, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Rilo Kiley and others.
"In college we learned in a more traditional way which allowed us to explore techniques that we use today. We never let our posters "look" computerized. We use the computer like a pencil or paint brush. The computer has allowed us to speed things up and to explore more options for sure, but we still belly up to the drafting table often. We draw inspiration form many artists be it musical or visual and our work tends to have a vintage influence".