William Keihn

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William Keihn
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Born1983 (age 40–41)
Muncie, Indiana
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationM.F.A. in photography
Alma materSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Photographer
  • Director
  • Musician
Known forKnown for designing album covers for Ty Segall, Sic Alps, Black Lips and Thee Oh Sees

William Keihn (born 1983) is an American artist, designer, photographer, director and musician. He is best known for designing album covers for Ty Segall, Sic Alps, Black Lips and Thee Oh Sees[1][2][3] as well as directing music videos for Drag City artists Sic Alps, Peacers and Bill MacKay.[4][5][6] His work as a photographer was published in a 2017 book, Trapdoor.[7][8]

Keihn grew up in what he describes as "a Rust Belt city in Indiana that has succumb to the effects of deindustrialization."[9] He was born to a mother who worked as a nurse and a father who was a factory worker.[10] As an adult, Keihn moved to San Francisco where he "helped define the visual aesthetic of the underground West Coast rock scene during the late 00's and early 10's."[9]

In 2014, Keihn's original poster designs were exhibited by Chris Johanson at his Quiet Music Festival in Portland, Oregon.[11][12]

Keihn received his M.F.A.[13] in photography from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his work is held in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.[14]

Music videos

  • Sic Alps - "She's On Top" (Drag City, 2013)
  • Sic Alps - "Biz Bag" (Drag City, 2013)
  • Sic Alps - "Carrie Jean" (Drag City, 2013)
  • Peacers - "Staying Home" (Drag City, 2017)
  • Teddy & The Rough Riders - "Goldmine" (Rough Rider Records, 2017)
  • Bill MacKay - "Birds of May" (Drag City, 2019)
  • Mike Donovan - "Digital Dan" (Drag City, 2019)


  • Trapdoor (RPM/Norfolk Press, 2017)


  1. "Terminal Boredom - illuminating the perversion of our obsession with nostalgia". terminal-boredom.com. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  2. "William Keihn". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  3. "2010s: Favorite 50 Cover Art of the Decade". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  4. "William Keihn". IMVDb. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  5. RECORDS, BURGER (2017-06-07), BRGRTV TALKS ART with WILLIAM KEIHN, retrieved 2020-07-04
  6. "Feel The Mysterious Ennui Of The Peacers' Psychedelic 'Staying Home'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  7. Keihn, William; Connell, Laurel (2017-10-13). Trapdoor. ePressBooks. ISBN 978-1-60052-143-0.
  8. ""Trapdoor" by William Keihn". BOOOOOOOM!. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Artist Editions: William Keihn X UO - Urban Outfitters - Blog". blog.urbanoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  10. "TRAPDOOR – William Keihn/RPM". Norfolk Press. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  11. "Juxtapoz Magazine - Chris johanson's "Quiet Music Festival of Portland", June 27-28, 2014". www.juxtapoz.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  12. Frank, Priscilla (2014-05-15). "This Is The Music Festival For Everyone Who Hates Music Festivals". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  13. ""Trapdoor" by William Keihn". BOOOOOOOM!. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  14. "William Keihn". School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Retrieved 2020-07-03.

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