thanks to some coworkers, i came across a really cool website called gigposters.com. in essence, it’s just a big database of concert posters from a huge variety of bands and designers.
for me, this is the best of both worlds. as you know, i’m a music fanatic and i’m also a graphic designer. so, this is obviously bringing together two of my favorite things. i just love the style of concert posters. to many people, they seem very random, but most of them are very strategically designed and intimately describe the band being promoted. there’s something very earthy and organic about the old print style artwork (although most of them now are done digitally) and that’s why they’re particularly prominent with indie bands and folky types. i played around with this style of a piece i did a couple years ago and it’s still one of my favorite design pieces that i’ve ever done.
i pulled together a handful of posters that i particularly liked. check these out and then go to the site and take a look around.