A collection of wonderful gig posters.

I love graphic design. Even though I am far from professional I have a legit copy of Photoshop, a Wacom tablet and I am always learning from online design tutorials. However, as with music making it’s not the tools that counts it’s the inspiration. The Well Medicated blog has a great post up, “50 Amazing Gig Posters Sure to Inspire“. The next time a promoter shows you a lame flier for an upcoming show your doing send him over to that collection.

The Of Montreal poster was designed by F2 Design. The other poster that appealed to my inner geek is this one for a Beck concert designed by The Heads of State:

I remember when I was 17 ripping down Front 242 posters in the East Village (NYC) so I could put them up in my bedroom. The glue they used was nasty stuff and I usually ended up with a poster that was 20 pages thick! I really like the basic all white poster with large black bold Helvetica type proclaiming a band will be taking over the city on a certain night.

Don’t forget it if it’s your own gig to grab a few posters before the show to give out to fans.

To see all 50 posters: click here

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 16, 2008 at 1:28 am, filed under live performance, promotion and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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One Response to “A collection of wonderful gig posters.”

  1. Ha. I thought I was the only one nicking posters an putting them up on my bedroom wall ;-) Wow, memories of my previous life back in the day.

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