You’re used to seeing gig posters, flyers, and handbills displayed outside your favorite concert venue. Now, with Gig Posters Volume 1: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century (Quirk Books), artwork featuring your favorite musicians can be found in a lasting book format. Each of these posters originates from Gigposters.com, which has been the Internet’s first and best resource for concert art since 2001. Their massive online database showcases more than 100,000 posters from 8,000 different designers, including all of today’s top poster studios. Gig Posters Volume I highlights the best examples from that collection. Inside you’ll find artwork promoting shows by Radiohead, Kanye West, Wilco, the Decemberists, the Shins, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power, Joan Jett, Wu-Tan Clan, N.E.R.D., Diplo, and many, many, many more. Organized by designer, each page features an artist along with their insights on influences, methods and mediums, and why they do what they do. Author Clay Hayes is the founder of Gigposters.com. Read a helpful interview with him here.
Specifics about the book follow:
Gig Posters Volume 1: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century
By Clay Hayes of Gigposters.com
Paperback with perforated pages, $40.00
11 x 14, 208 pages, in color
700 full-color examples of unique concert art,
including 101 perforated, 11-by-14 inch
Like all events at Quimby’s, this event is free!