Informed by a deep knowledge and love for the world of 1970s rock ‘n’ roll, artist Jess Rotter was inspired by her dad’s vinyl covers and comic books growing up in New York. Now based in Los Angeles, Rotter’s intricate hand-drawn psychedelic illustrations have appeared on everything including public murals, album + book covers, and a whole lot of tee shirts. She’s collaborated with everyone from Jack White’s Third Man Records to Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter to Parker Posey's upcoming memoir, You're On An Airplane. Other clients including Live Nation, San Francisco Giants, TOMS Shoes, Coachella Festival, Golden Voice, Focus Features, and Indiewire. Jess is Co-writer and Art Director on the animated feature film, Foxy Trotter, currently in Pre-production and produced by Natalie Portman and Titmouse Studios.
Rotter launched the eponymous T-shirt label, Rotter and Friends in 2006, resulting in collaborative capsule collections for The Gap and Urban Outfitters, and official band merchandising for acts such as the Grateful Dead, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Nirvana, Sly Stone, Jerry Garcia, Rodriguez, Big Star, Mavis Staples, Kurt Vile and more. Rotter's variety show of drawings are filled with recurring characters ranging from walruses, rock portraiture, wizards, and life warriors-all trying to seek their daily salvation. Her first book, I’m Bored, was released in October of 2016 on Hat and Beard Press with a forward by Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte, which received accolades from Vogue, Hollywood Reporter, LA Weekly, NY Magazine, and many more.
Coachella // Grateful Dead // SF Giants // Ace Hotel // Droga5 // Lenny Letter // Live Nation // Focus Features // A24 // Urban Outfitters // Red Bull Music Academy // Kurt Vile // Random House // Light In The Attic // Third Man Records // Matador Records // Monogram Studio // Brooklyn Flea // Mailchimp // Creem Magazine // Rodriguez // Big Star // Sly Stone // Gather Journal // Hotel NIA