Jad Fair

Jad Fair is best known as the co-founder and front man for the legendary punk rock band Half Japanese. A talent for album cover design (he designed many of Half Japanese’s and all of his own solo album covers) led Jad to a second career as visual artist. His simple, joyous drawings and intricate, complex paper cuttings are shown in galleries around the world. Jad's recording credits include collaborations with Daniel Johnston, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub, Moe Tucker (of Velvet Underground), Steve Shelly and Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), John Zorn, Kramer, and more. Jad's artwork is featured on a few of these collaborative efforts and on most of the Half Japanese recordings, and his paintings and paper cuttings have been exhibited in Glasgow, New York, Melbourne, Berlin, Brighton and Porto.