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"Powerhouse Factories, creators of iconic, handmade posters promoting indie bands and venues across the country, reveal their secrets for using music and design to evoke meaningful responses from fans. In this hands-on guide, the masterminds behind the kickass posters you've seen at your favorite shows and festivals teach you the DIY process of rock poster design and printing"--Dust jacket flap.
Whether your band is just starting out or touring the nation, here’s how you can build its identity by making your own unique gig posters, custom T-shirts, album covers, record sleeves, and stickers. Fans want cool and creative band merchandise, and this book gives you the tools and information you need to create your own. Author Ruthann Godellei is an artist and printmaking professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, with vast experience making gig posters as well as teaching band members how to make their own. She explains, with step-by-step instructions and photos, techniques like screenprinting, photocopy art, mixed-media collage, stencil, stamping, and other guerilla art styles. Included as well is a gallery of art and artists to inspire you in creating your band’s look with your merch.
THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF GIG POSTERS FROM TODAY’S TOP ROCK AND INDIE BANDS Launched in 2007, OMGPosters.com has become one of the world’s favorite art blogs, showcasing thousands of handmade prints by independent artists and printmakers. OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art features works by forty different artists who have sparked the explosive growth of the gig poster scene—creating stunning works of art to commemorate local appearances by touring bands. As you look through these pages, you’ll get to know each artist, learn about their creative processes, and see some of their greatest masterpieces—along with other works from their celebrated portfolios. Mitch Putnam showcases more than three hundred examples of artwork from the most beautiful concert posters and limited edition prints of the last ten years in a meticulously curated collection that covers the entire scope of today’s gig poster scene. Most of these pieces have only ever been available in extremely limited editions, making OMG Posters an indispensable document of a remarkable period in art history.
Readers gave the first Gig Posters anthology a standing ovation—so for your viewing pleasure, here’s one heck of an encore: 700 more incredible posters from the archives of GigPosters.com, the Internet’s premier destination for concert poster art. It’s a mad jam of illustration and photography, collage and typography, bringing the contemporary music scene to exciting visual life for a generation of fans who’ve grown up in the post-album-art era. Gig Posters Volume 2 showcases bold artistic riffing by a hundred of today’s most talented designers, including David V. D’Andrea, Peter Cardoso, Graham Pilling, Tyler Stout, Marq Spusta, and Nashville’s legendary Hatch Show Print. You’ll peek inside their portfolios and hear the backstage stories of how these incredible art-and-music creations came to be. You’ll also find 101 perforated and ready-to-frame posters promoting the most dynamic musical acts of the twenty-first century, from the Black Keys, Flight of the Conchords, Ice-T, and My Morning Jacket to Norah Jones, the Avett Brothers, Coheed & Cambria, and many, many more. It’s an awesome compendium of pop-art-history in the making—and it’s also just what the walls of your apartment or office have been waiting for.
In Swag 2, noted designers Drate and Salavetz have collected a fascinating assortment of images created by 50 of the most important poster artists working today--from 1960s pioneers such as Jim Phillips to gifted painters to graphic design studios as diverse as Patent Pending Industries and Asterik Studio.
"Fine art for font nerds."--New York Magazine "One of the most engaging homages I have ever seen."--Steven Heller Swissted takes rock concert posters of the '70s, '80s, and '90s and remixes and reimagines them through a Swiss modernist lens. The result is some of the coolest images you've ever seen! The book features 200 posters, all microperforated and ready to frame. Or keep them bound in one collection as an art book. The foreword is written by legendary designer Steven Heller. Posters are from legendary indie, alternative, and punk bands such as Jane's Addiction, Blondie, the Beastie Boys, the Clash, the Pixies, Green Day, the Ramones, Devo, the Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, Public Image Ltd., Sonic Youth, the Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hüsker Dü, Danzig, the Replacements, Fugazi, the Lemonheads, Pearl Jam, Pavement, Superchunk, They Might Be Giants, Guided by Voices, Sugar, Sleater Kinney, Violent Femmes, Iggy Pop, Fishbone, Nirvana, and many, many more! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Readers gave the first Gig Posters anthology a standing ovation--so for your viewing pleasure, here's one heck of an encore: 700 more incredible posters from the archives of GigPosters.com, the Internet's premier destination for concert poster art. It's a mad jam of illustration and photography, collage and typography, bringing the contemporary music scene to exciting visual life for a generation of fans who've grown up in the post-album-art era. Gig Posters Volume 2 showcases bold artistic riffing by a hundred of today's most talented designers, including David V. D'Andrea, Peter Cardoso, Graham Pilling, Tyler Stout, Marq Spusta, and Nashville's legendary Hatch Show Print. You'll peek inside their portfolios and hear the backstage stories of how these incredible art-and-music creations came to be. You'll also find 101 perforated and ready-to-frame posters promoting the most dynamic musical acts of the twenty-first century, from the Black Keys, Flight of the Conchords, Ice-T, and My Morning Jacket to Norah Jones, the Avett Brothers, Coheed & Cambria, and many, many more. It's an awesome compendium of pop-art-history in the making--and it's also just what the walls of your apartment or office have been waiting for.
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