Mercury Rev

April 2000 • Ignition Management × V2 Records

Hand-written ephemera and Americana

After sharing office space with Ignition Management in London, best known for being the long-time managers of Oasis, I was asked by the legendary music manager Marcus Russell to put together a small site for one of their other artists, Mercury Rev.

Supporting their standout album, “Deserter’s Songs” — NME's 1998 Album of the Year — and with a group of musicians who were almost famously computer-phobic, the site featured pages of handwritten messages and scans of artifacts and ephemera they’d picked up along their tours and travels over the years.


  • Marcus Russell
  • Alec McKinlay
  • Jonathan Donahue
  • Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak