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Design meets music in a one-of-a-kind tour! Powerhouse Factories takes you beyond album covers to teach you all about the art that drives today's biggest shows and festivals. Show Posters offers a visual timeline of the big players in the music industry, from The Black Keys and Passion Pit to Phantogram and Real Estate, as well as the posters that launched their shows--and the designers' careers. Show Posters features step-by-step instructions to guide you through screen printing, hand lettering, and yes, even Xeroxing your way to recreating iconic, kickass posters. The high-energy rock-and-roll artists of Powerhouse Factories will coach you on how to hook up with bands, managers, and promoters, and create an original, limited poster for one of their shows.
“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.
Since 2001, Gigposters.com has been the Internet's first and best resource for rock-show poster art; their massive online database showcases more than 90,000 posters from 7,000 different designers, including all of today's top poster studios.
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.
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.
In over a decade of worldwide punk-rock dominance, the ass-kicking guitar machine that is Electric Frankenstein (#2 of the Top 500 Most Featured Bands in the Press, as verified by Zine Guide) has produced an unparalleled body of eye-slapping poster art, a swaggering, monster-fied, fuel-dragster image bank from over 180 of the undisputed champions of this most exalted of all art forms, and Electric Frankenstein! is perhaps the largest printed collection of such artists in human history! Now, unchained and free to roam the land, come the monstrous works of who's-who poster legends Coop, Kozik, Johnny Ace, The Pizz, Lisa Petrucci, Derek Hess, Alan Forbes, and more...! Plus, an in-depth history of Electric Frankenstein the band, the musical method behind the visual madness, orchestrated by EF-founder and poster-art icon Sal Canzonieri! No collection of rock poster art or chronicle of punk-rock history dares be without Electric Frankenstein!
Todd Slater is one of the world's leading contemporary artists for rock poster art, with every new release selling out in a matter of minutes. This book will give you loads of his stunning art bestowed in a luxury tome.

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