Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just Like Being There/ MKE

A poster show, a film screening, and a live show - all in one night! Register now to join AIGA at Hotel Foster and mingle with some local gig poster artists. We will also be screening the documentary Just Like Being There and close the evening with a live performance by local indie pop band Maritime. Don't miss this event!

Join AIGA Wisconsin at Hotel Foster for an evening dedicated to gig posters, the artists who create them, and the bands that inspire the art. Francisco Ramirez, Paloma Chavez and other local gig poster artists will be on-hand to display and sell their work. We will also be screening Just Like Being There, a documentary that explores the origins and current state of the gig poster revolution that premiered at last year's SXSW music festival. Scout Shannon, making his directorial debut with this film, will also be on hand to speak about his documentary. Finally, we'll wrap up the evening with a performance by popular local Milwaukee indie pop band Maritime. Be sure to mark your calendars for this gig poster show / film screening / live performance extravaganza!
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM // meet & greet, posters available for sale
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM // "Just Like Being There" film screening
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM // question & answer with Scout Shannon (director)
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM // Maritime performance

You can buy tickets for this event HERE

Poster by Paloma Chavez

Witchden, Drumlins, Gravedirt, Mastiff Poster

Here we have a poster for some heavy bands from the Mid-West.
the show is on 4/20 which is national get high on drugs for no real excuse day.
I didn't want the standard pot leaf on the poster and just made it look dark and evil.
Went with Silver instead of gray as I was planning on doing. Mostly because the Silver is more transparent and the lightning bolt is more visible through the band names.

3 colors
9.5x25 Black French Paper
Ed. 40

This poster will be available on 4/21/2013 HERE.

Pettibone influnced Poster.

Here is a poster for an upcoming show in Milwaukee. All the bands have an early 80's punk feel. So I gave the feel of Ray Pettibon. Who did art work for most of the SST Records bands both flyers and album pieces.

1 color 19x25" White French paper

 Available Apr 6th here in the Store

Here are two examples of Ray Pettibon

Black Joe Lewis Poster

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears is a blues, funk and soul band influenced by Howlin' Wolf and James Brown.
So when I first listen to BJL&HB. The first idea was sex. I don't do sexy things on paper or in real life.
I went with my next idea. House Party.

3 colors
French Kraft
edition of 40

Buy It Here.

Six Point Beer Poster

Here is the Six point Brewery Firkin poster.
3 colors 9.5x25"
really likeing the new layout for the prints.
Tall and skinny is where its at.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Flatstock 38 SXSW

Flatstock 38 – Free and open to the public!

Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 38 will display the works of the world’s top gig poster artists. The show runs March 14-16 and will feature posters of varying styles, colors and techniques for sale by the very artists who created them.  The best concert posters have always captured both the essence of the music they promoted and the spirit of the time in which they were produced. Flatstock provides an ongoing series of opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who created it.
Thursday, March 14 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, March 15 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, March 16 11:00am – 6:00pm
Location:  Austin Convention Center Hall 4
Lots more info on the Facebook Event page here.