the artist "tvd" is actually tom davis of the u-men. he later played guitar in a number of bands including gas huffer and the monkeywrench. he may be the guitarist who most likely 'invented' that guitar sound associated with seattle 'grunge'.
this is mis-credited. this was designed by maire masco, who was the first promoter in seattle to book the surfers, sonic youth, meat puppets, husker du, mission of burma, scratch acid, etc. etc. even though she couldn't attend the shows because she was only 15 or so. they all slept on her floor (in a house where ted bundy used to be a roommate). she also formed paravda records with dennis white and was the first to sign a band called 'mr. epp' who didn't even have any instruments, they just made cool flyers. the band had mark arm in it and it was the genesis for green river, mudhoney and steel pole bathtub. she eventually quit the punk scene (she said she got tired of being spit on), and got a job at an upstart e-commerce place. i guess she was like #300 employee at amazon dot com. now she's rich. nobody in the seattle scene remembers her.
this was designed by helene silverman, who was art director at the rocket just before i came on for the first time. she moved to new york in about 84. she was the startup art director who designed the whole look of metropolis magazine. she eventually married gary panter (whom she met at the rocket) and they named their kid 'olive sienna' - after two of the colors that crayola removed from their box. they still live in ny and work on cool crap.
charles burns used to live in the nw around '80 (he went to evergreen with bruce pavitt and lynda barry and matt groening and a buncha other folks who became major players.) he did those early subpop cassette covers (for the 'subterranean pop' 'zine that was bruce's first precursor to a column in the rocket and a radio show on kcmu and eventually to record label success).
charles burns did maybe three or four diferent punk flyers in seattle around that time - i think all for the skinny ties. i don't know what his connection was to the band.