Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rock'n'roll posters, an under appreciated artform

Hey. Been a while, eh? Been busy. You? Yup, same here...

Anyway, I've been saving a bunch of cool links I'd like to get out to y'all, so let's dive in:

Not really a "lost art" but not really a necessary communication device anymore, the rock poster provided a tremendous amount of absolutely innovative and gorgeous graphic works over the past 40 years. Ben Marks at BoingBoing provided a wonderful overview of the form back in October right here. Some samples from the article, When Art Rocked:

You've probably seen this before; it's a classic

The show of the same name is still on until the end of this month. If in San Fran in the next few weeks, 

Something a little more modern, perhaps? Image Comics (!) produced this nifty overview of the '80's punk scene by reproducing over 600 flyers from shows featuring "Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Agnostic Front, AOD, Fear, GBH, Murphy’s Law, Warzone, Kraut, and hundreds more."

If you dig this, check out these two links as well:

Next week, we look at some travel posters, for those who think communism = vacation.