06.10.09

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There has been a gang of amazing poster artists toiling away this year for the Flight of the Concords 2009 spring tour. The results of their collective efforts can be seen here and if I may, they are amazing. Some of them are just absolutely beautiful works of art. I wanted the Aaron Horkey poster desperately, but unfortunately they are already sold out.

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05.29.09

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I know I mentioned them about a month back but I just couldn’t resist another post for those who missed out. There are just so many fantastic posters for some really great acts in the Delicious Design League portfolio that I am drawn back in again and again. Really fantastic work.

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05.27.09

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Have a look-see at some really great screenprinted posters for equally great bands and musicians from the very talented Garret Karol.

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05.05.09

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Scott Campbell has an expansive portfolio chalk full of excellent gig-posters. There is some really great use of typography happening in some of his work.

Thank you to my good friend Allen for turning me onto all of the great poster makers out there.

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03.26.09

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The Silent Giants were nice enough to get in touch and let me know that they have put some new posters in their online storefront. There work is fantastic. Wow, I am continually amazed by what they are producing. Just beautiful work.

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02.10.09

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Really nice illustrations for rock posters in the portfolio of Kevin Tong. I have to produce a rock poster this month and was looking for some inspiration. Tong’s work is just what the doctor ordered.

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01.07.09

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Do you love gig posters? I do. You bet your ass I do. Finally, the website that has inspired a lot of the global online creative community at large has released a book featuring some of the best work collected over the years from the site. It features some absolutely amazing work from some of the best out there. And I am not exaggerating.

Check the list:
3d Glasses, Adam Turman, Aesthetic Apparatus, Alan Forbes, Allen Jaeger, Amy Jo, Andrio Abero, Andy Vastagh, Beyond The Pale, Billy Perkins, Bobby Dixon, Bongout, Brad Klausen, Brian Ewing, Budai, Burlesque of North America, Casey Burns, Cricket Press, Crosshair, Dale Flattum, Dan Grzeca, Dan McCarthy, Dan Stiles, Daniel Danger, Delicious, Denny Schmickle, Diana Sudyka, Dirk Fowler, Drew Millward, Drowning Creek Studio, DWITT, Eleanor Grosch, Emek, Engine House 13, FarmBarn Art Co., Firehouse, Furturtle Printworks, Gary Houston, Gregg Gordon, Guy Burwell, Hero Design Studio, Invisible Creature, Ironforgepress, James Rheem Davis, Jamie Ward, Jared Connor, Jason Goad, Jay Ryan, Jay Vollmar, Jeph, Jermaine Rogers, Joanna Wecht, Johnny Crap, Jon Smith, Josh Rickun, Judge, Justin Hampton, Justin Kamerer, Largemammal Print, Leia Bell, Lil Tuffy, Little Jacket, Lonny Hurley, Lonny Unitus, Luke Drozd, Lure Design, Malleus, Mark Pedini, Mat Daly, Methane Studios, Micah Smith, Michael Michael Motorcycle, Mig Kokinda, Mike King, Nate Duval, Patent Pending, Powerhouse Factories, Powerslide Design Co., Print Mafia, Rob Jones, Ron Liberti, Ryan Nole, Sasha Barr, Scrojo, Seripop, Squad 19, Stainboy, Steve Walters, Strawberryluna, Tanxxx, Tara McPherson, The Decoder Ring Design Concern, The Heads Of State, The Little Friends Of Printmaking, The Small Stakes, Thomas Scott, Tim Gough, Todd Slater, Vahalla Studios, Zach Hobbs, Zeloot

The first 1200 orders will get a free art print. So go get it quick. Inspiration is guaranteed.

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11.19.08

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A friend of mind forwarded a note about The Silent Giants on to me today and I was really amped by their work. They are a small screenprinting and design shop just starting out but their work is just awesome. The best part is that all of their posters and album work are for bands that I absolutely love. Really really great stuff. Do yourself a favor and buy one of their posters to hang on your wall.

Keep your eye on these people.

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09.12.08

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A visitor to the site was kind enough to point out the poster works of Artillery Design.

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Sasha Barr is an illustrator/poster artist living in Seattle, Washington. He has created some really nice posters for the music industry.

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09.11.08

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Print Mafia™ is the team of Connie Collingsworth and Jim Madison.

We live and work in Bowling Green, KY and have been creating gigposters and many other forms of rock-n-roll art since 1997 when Print Mafia™ was formed. We make our posters the old fashioned way – we design without the use of computers (well sometimes we get our typefaces there), and hand pull each color of our silksreened editions. Our tools are Xacto knives, copy machines and our archive of found images and illustrations – Old School Cut and Paste. Our posters have the look, feel, and texture of having been unearthed from another time and place-but what always “gets people” is that what we do is for very modern, present-day events.

We live for this twist in context. We like the reactions we get! We first met casually while attending Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Jim was an art major; Connie majored in Sociology. We found both of us shared an OBSESSION for all things related to Pop and Retro culture. Our likes and dislikes run almost exactly along the same bizarre lines. We’re the same age, born in the same month, and are both products(good and bad) of growing up in the South in the 70s and 80s. Our influences? Many!”

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09.02.08

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Awesome illustrations abound at Zeelot. I swear I have written about them before but can’t seem to find any mention on the site.

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08.06.08

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There are just so damn many awesome posters at Angry Blue. So damn many.

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07.03.08

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Frank Chimero’s illustration work was a pleasant little discovery that I swear I had seen before but was happy to finally find the home base for. Here is Chimero’s profile from his website:

“Frank Chimero is a designer, illustrator and tinkerer from Missouri, USA. Inspired by the mid-century aesthetic, Frank tries to recapture the sense of optimism, playfulness, heart and charm that’s characteristic of the period. He can usually be found surrounded by many tiny slips of paper with fragments of ideas scrawled on them.”

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06.30.08

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There is some really great design work for print in the portfolio of Adam Garcia at The Pressure.

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06.29.08

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We Buy Your Kids “make artwork for posters, albums, tshirts, magazines, the internet, the magic of YouTube, the telly and many other things.”

Webuyyourkids is Sonny Day & Biddy Maroney and they are based out of sunny Syndney, Australia.

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05.19.08

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There are some real gems in the treasure trove of concert posters created by Punchgut Studio.

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05.15.08

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I need to get a little more local Colorado love out there on the blog lately but I have had trouble lately keeping up on my emails, my fulltime gig as an Art Director and the 8 million things I have going outside of work. With that said, Table 2 Press has been emailing me for a while now to write something up about them. They are a Boulder, Colorado-based screen printing house with some real skill. The Roots poster above is tantamount to that fact.

Here is a direct copy of their ‘about’ write-up from their website:
“Table2Press was formed in 2004 by four friends / designers who wanted to screenprint and design posters. We love providing a visual extension to the live music experience and are available to work on a variety of projects. If you ask nicely, chances are we can help you out, however, none of us wear black all the time or are familiar with 18th century epiphanal novels. We try as hard as we can to not include the following in our posters: birds, trees*, robots, skulls*, token naked ladies, or elephants.”

You get a sense of their personality right away from their sense of humor and their earnest attempt to avoid the cliché screenprinted rock poster subject matter. If you have a music gig in Boulder, Denver or anywhere else for that matter, you could do a lot worse for a screen printer.

Hit up their website and have a look at some of the rest of their work.

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