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Gig Posters <br />By Valentina Sisti & John Sosa<br />
What is <br />a Gig Poster anyways?<br />
In case you didn’t know...<br />Gig  (noun)<br />	Slang for a job or booking, used especially for the temporary engagement...
Pos·ter (noun)<br />	A bill or placard for posting often in a public place<br />
When you think of a gig poster, something like this may come to your mind...<br />WRONG!<br />
Authentic gig posters do not just consist of printed pictures and event information<br />They are handmade by skilled arti...
VS<br />
Gig posters are not only created to promote concerts, events, or musicians, they are seen as pieces of art<br />Poster by ...
The gig poster scene is considered underground<br />However, fans are part of a large, tight knit community of art and mus...
Who uses Gig Posters?<br />
Usually authentic gig posters are created for indie, alternative, punk, or rock bands/artists<br />Why?Designers are inspi...
Indie Music<br />‘Indie’ is short for independent <br />Independent musicians are unsigned<br />
They create their own music without the major influence of a record company<br />This allows for free expression, authenti...
Some More Examples...<br />
Designers do not typically design for ‘pop’ or mainstream bands/artists <br />Why? Mainstream music is usually made up of ...
Pop Music<br />‘Pop’ is short form for popular<br />Popular artists are the kind you would hear on the radio<br />Pop arti...
     Song #1Song #2<br />What’s the Difference?<br />Pop Vs. Indie <br />
VS<br />
Some examples of indie musicians that artist like to design for are...<br />Poster by Garrett Karol for Andrew Bird, 2009<...
How are <br />Gig Posters used?<br />
Imagine...<br />The band Tegan & Sara is coming to perform in Toronto<br />They are looking for an artist to design their ...
The major poster designers are not available so they decide to search for a local Toronto artist<br />They may search for ...
Usually the band and the artist will come up with a way of splitting or sharing the revenue<br />
How are Gig Posters made?<br />
Most gig posters are made by using a technique called silk-screening<br />
Step 1<br />A gauze sheet is attached to a rigid frame<br />
Step 2<br />A non-permeable film is applied to the negative space of the image being depicted. For example: <br />The film...
Step 3<br />The new image is created by pressing ink onto the exposed areas (like a stencil)<br />
Ink<br />Squeegee<br />Negative Image<br />Gauze Screen<br />Rigid Frame<br />Real Image<br />
Here’s an example... <br />
History<br />
When did posters<br />originate?<br />
Posters were being mass produced ever since the 1800s<br />They were first used for public announcements<br />
They later became means of advertizing for events such as operas, shows and symphonies<br />Unknown Date and Artist<br />B...
During the two world wars, propaganda posters were used by the government to influence, persuade and ‘inform’ the general ...
Today posters are still used as means of propaganda, advertizing, education, and decoration<br />
What about the history of Gig Posters?<br />
Until the mid 1960s concert posters were…<br />Solely functional <br /><ul><li>there only job was to inform people about t...
Made up of mainly text, little graphics<br />Produced as cheaply as possible<br />Business, not design<br />
Today, posters like these are highly sought after because they mark the early careers of famous bands<br />Sold for 17,480...
PsychedeLia<br />Mid 60s - Early 70s<br />
The Psychedelic Era<br />The psychedelic era started in the mid 60s<br />It refers to the time of social, musical, and art...
Psychedelic drug use encouraged... <br /><ul><li>Unity
The breaking down of boundaries
The heightening of political awareness
Empathy with others
The questioning of authority (counter-culture)
An escape from reality</li></li></ul><li>Counter-Culture<br />Going against popular culture and society<br />‘Hippies’ reb...
Counter-Culture<br />‘Nowhere Man’ by The Beatles wasdirected against general conformity <br />“Doesn't have a point of vi...
Influence on Music <br />Popular bands like The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, and Pink Fl...
Their songs captured the concept of ‘an escape from reality’<br />Instrumentation was surreal and whimsical<br />‘Feedback...
Influence on Poster Design<br />The 60s sparked some of the most visually arresting and innovative poster designs <br />Po...
<ul><li>Themes included; flower power, free love, hippy lifestyle, and experimentation with mind-altering drugs</li></ul>P...
Poster by Martin Sharp for Bob Dylan, 1967<br />Poster by Bonnie MacLean for The Who, 1967<br />
<ul><li>Swirling colours, warped shapes, surreal images and bizarre lettering captured the sensations of being high</li></...
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane<br /><ul><li>How would you describe the mood of the song?
How does the poster depict the mood of the song?</li></ul>Poster by Wes Wilson for Jefferson Airplane, 1967<br />
THE PUNK ERA<br />1976-1979<br />
The Punk Movement<br />Those who described themselves as ‘punk’ in the 70s practiced counter-culture<br />How does this gi...
Punk Counter-Culture<br />Punks rebelled against society & popular culture through their ideologies, music, and fashion<br />
Punk Ideologies<br />Individual freedom<br />Non-conformity<br />Anti-sexism <br />Anti- racism<br />Anti-homophobia<br />...
Punk Music<br />Punk rock music reflected punk ideology<br />Sounds typically consisted of distorted guitars, noisy drummi...
Punk Fashion<br />Included highly theatrical use of clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, tattoos, and jewellery<br />Fashion f...
Vivienne Westwood<br />Was an extremely influential fashion designer during the 70s<br />Her designs embodied the style an...
Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren (managed the Sex Pistols) opened a boutique together called ‘SEX’<br />The boutique ...
The Silk-Screening Movement<br />
The silk-screening movement emerged during the punk era<br />However, it was popularized in the 1960s by Andy Warhol’s 196...
Andy Warhol<br />Was a leading figure in the pop art movement<br />Created pop art using the imagery of pop culture such a...
The Silk-Screening Movement<br />Was fuelled by a mix of  psychedelia and punk rock<br />Punk posters were made using silk...
The Silk-Screening Movement <br />Silk-screening is still so popular today because it is convenient, versatile, and inexpe...
Robert Rauschenberg<br />
Robert Rauschenberg was very influential in introducing silk-screening to the world<br />He created his own innovative sty...
His creations were always creative and vibrant, he rejected angst of seriousness<br />
He often references pop culture throughout his work<br />He is described as being an abstract expressionist<br />
In 2008 he passed away, he had been creating art since the 50s<br />His work was extremely innovative, influential, and be...
Not only did it expose the world to silk-screening, it showed a modern, new way of using it<br />His experimental attitude...
Influential Gig Poster Designers <br />
Art Chantry<br />
Arthur Chantry is a noted poster and logo designer<br />He has also created album posters; working with bands like Nirvana...
He became famous along with the grunge wave in the 1990s<br />His iconic style mixes retro, photography, and punk elements...
By Art Chantry for The Fells, 2003<br />By Art Chantry for Satan’s Pilgrims, 2003<br />
Every poster that he’s created had been handmade<br />His work is so important because it channels  the history of gig pos...
For Example...<br />Chantry advocates a low-tech approach to design that is informed by the punk era<br />Punk music purpo...
Emek<br />
Emek Golan’s posters are very well known amongst the poster community <br />His work is described as ‘A Thinking Man’s Pos...
Emek draws all of his poster designs by hand<br />His style, is known for its attention to detail and layers of meaning<br...
His style is also heavily influenced by the 60s culture<br />His designs incorporate elements of both punk rock and psyche...
Poster by Emek for Audioslave, 2005<br />Poster by Emek for The Distillers, 2004<br />
Poster by Emek for Queens of the Stone Age, 2007<br />Poster by Emek for Coheed and Cambria, 2006<br />
Patent Pending Industries<br />
Patent Pending is design company; its main designers are Jeff Kleinsmith and Jesse LeDoux<br />
Their designs are described as avant-garde (meaning experimental or innovative)<br />By Patent Pending for Clinic, 2004<br...
Their posters have a unique and distinct style<br />By Patent Pending for Modest Mouse, 2004<br />By Patent Pending for He...
By Patent Pending for Atomic, 2004<br />By Patent Pending for Pedro The Lion, 2003<br />
Methane Studios<br />
Methane Studios is made up of Robert Lee and Mark McDevitt<br />
The two of them create posters using modern techniques such as digital graphic design<br />However, they never let their p...
Their goal is to tell a story, convey a message, and provoke thinking through design <br />Their art tends to have a vinta...
By Methane Studios for The Meat Puppets, 2007<br />By Methane Studios for Dave Matthews Bands, 2010<br />
They have also stated that they are inspired by musicians they design for<br />By Methane Studios for Band of Horses, 2007...
Time to Play a Game!<br />
Many other designers draw inspiration from the musicians they design for <br />Most will to try capture the mood of band w...
Lets see if you can match a song to a poster based on the mood they portray… <br />
SONG 1<br />SONG 2<br />SONG 3<br />
SONG 1<br />SONG 2<br />SONG 3<br />By Scott Campbell for Matt and Kim, 2009<br />By Ryan Nole for Death Cab for Cutie, 20...
Aaron Horkey <br />
Aaron Horkey is an American artist specializing in illustration and graphic design<br />
Aaron is known for his intricate style of design and close attention to detail<br />Poster by Aaron Horkey for Arcade Fire...
His work often collaborates various mediums such as illustration, lettering, line work, screen print, painting<br />By Aar...
Themes of his posters often include fantasy and the supernatural <br />He is inspired by rural Midwestern landscapes, he u...
By Aaron Horkey for Black Osprey, 2006<br />By Aaron Horkey for Converge, 2007<br />
Jason Munn<br />
Jason Munn has been designing gig posters ever since 2002 <br />His independent design company is called “The Small Stakes...
Jason Munn is a music lover<br />His posters have become a fixture in the local independent music scene<br />
He started being recognized for his early work designing for the band Death Cab for Cutie<br />By Jason Munn for Death Cab...
Most of Jason’s designs thrive on simplicity<br />Various shapes and themes are consistent throughout his work<br />By Jas...
By Jason Munn for Andrew Bird, 2009<br />By Jason Munn for Andrew Bird, 2003<br />
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  1. 1. Gig Posters <br />By Valentina Sisti & John Sosa<br />
  2. 2. What is <br />a Gig Poster anyways?<br />
  3. 3. In case you didn’t know...<br />Gig (noun)<br /> Slang for a job or booking, used especially for the temporary engagements of an entertainer<br />
  4. 4. Pos·ter (noun)<br /> A bill or placard for posting often in a public place<br />
  5. 5. When you think of a gig poster, something like this may come to your mind...<br />WRONG!<br />
  6. 6. Authentic gig posters do not just consist of printed pictures and event information<br />They are handmade by skilled artists and designers<br />Poster by Kevin Tong for The Black Keys, 2010<br />
  7. 7. VS<br />
  8. 8. Gig posters are not only created to promote concerts, events, or musicians, they are seen as pieces of art<br />Poster by Jermaine Rogers for Radiohead, 2008<br />Poster by Powerslide Design Co. for Simian Mobile Disco, 2010<br />
  9. 9. The gig poster scene is considered underground<br />However, fans are part of a large, tight knit community of art and music lovers<br />Some designers are in such high demand that their posters will literally sell out in seconds<br />
  10. 10. Who uses Gig Posters?<br />
  11. 11. Usually authentic gig posters are created for indie, alternative, punk, or rock bands/artists<br />Why?Designers are inspired by musicians with interesting and unique sounds<br />
  12. 12. Indie Music<br />‘Indie’ is short for independent <br />Independent musicians are unsigned<br />
  13. 13. They create their own music without the major influence of a record company<br />This allows for free expression, authentic/raw sounds, and innovative lyrics<br />
  14. 14. Some More Examples...<br />
  15. 15. Designers do not typically design for ‘pop’ or mainstream bands/artists <br />Why? Mainstream music is usually made up of manufactured or generic sounds that are not particularly moving, or thought-provoking <br />
  16. 16. Pop Music<br />‘Pop’ is short form for popular<br />Popular artists are the kind you would hear on the radio<br />Pop artists are usually signed with a major record company<br /><ul><li>Artists are often pressured from these labels to create mainstream music in order to increase revenue</li></ul>This limits their creativity and originality <br />
  17. 17. Song #1Song #2<br />What’s the Difference?<br />Pop Vs. Indie <br />
  18. 18. VS<br />
  19. 19. Some examples of indie musicians that artist like to design for are...<br />Poster by Garrett Karol for Andrew Bird, 2009<br />Poster by Lure Designs for Death Cab for Cutie, 2006<br />
  20. 20. How are <br />Gig Posters used?<br />
  21. 21. Imagine...<br />The band Tegan & Sara is coming to perform in Toronto<br />They are looking for an artist to design their posters<br />
  22. 22. The major poster designers are not available so they decide to search for a local Toronto artist<br />They may search for designers on websites like gigposters.com, an online community and forum for gig poster fans and artists<br />
  23. 23. Usually the band and the artist will come up with a way of splitting or sharing the revenue<br />
  24. 24. How are Gig Posters made?<br />
  25. 25. Most gig posters are made by using a technique called silk-screening<br />
  26. 26. Step 1<br />A gauze sheet is attached to a rigid frame<br />
  27. 27. Step 2<br />A non-permeable film is applied to the negative space of the image being depicted. For example: <br />The film is used to stop the ink from passing through the film and onto the paper <br />
  28. 28. Step 3<br />The new image is created by pressing ink onto the exposed areas (like a stencil)<br />
  29. 29. Ink<br />Squeegee<br />Negative Image<br />Gauze Screen<br />Rigid Frame<br />Real Image<br />
  30. 30. Here’s an example... <br />
  31. 31. History<br />
  32. 32. When did posters<br />originate?<br />
  33. 33. Posters were being mass produced ever since the 1800s<br />They were first used for public announcements<br />
  34. 34. They later became means of advertizing for events such as operas, shows and symphonies<br />Unknown Date and Artist<br />By Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec for Moulin Rouge, 1891<br />
  35. 35. During the two world wars, propaganda posters were used by the government to influence, persuade and ‘inform’ the general public<br />By James Montgomery Flagg, 1916<br />By J. Howard Miller, 1942<br />
  36. 36. Today posters are still used as means of propaganda, advertizing, education, and decoration<br />
  37. 37. What about the history of Gig Posters?<br />
  38. 38. Until the mid 1960s concert posters were…<br />Solely functional <br /><ul><li>there only job was to inform people about the event</li></ul>Simple and unimaginative<br />
  39. 39. Made up of mainly text, little graphics<br />Produced as cheaply as possible<br />Business, not design<br />
  40. 40. Today, posters like these are highly sought after because they mark the early careers of famous bands<br />Sold for 17,480£ in 1996<br />
  41. 41. PsychedeLia<br />Mid 60s - Early 70s<br />
  42. 42. The Psychedelic Era<br />The psychedelic era started in the mid 60s<br />It refers to the time of social, musical, and artistic change influenced by psychedelic drugs<br />
  43. 43. Psychedelic drug use encouraged... <br /><ul><li>Unity
  44. 44. The breaking down of boundaries
  45. 45. The heightening of political awareness
  46. 46. Empathy with others
  47. 47. The questioning of authority (counter-culture)
  48. 48. An escape from reality</li></li></ul><li>Counter-Culture<br />Going against popular culture and society<br />‘Hippies’ rebelled against consumerism and institutional violence<br />They encouraged others to think beyond society’s boundaries and to reject conformity <br />
  49. 49. Counter-Culture<br />‘Nowhere Man’ by The Beatles wasdirected against general conformity <br />“Doesn't have a point of view; knows not where he’s going to”<br />“He’s as blind as he can be; just sees what he wants to see”<br />“Isn’t he a bit like you and me?”<br />
  50. 50. Influence on Music <br />Popular bands like The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, and Pink Floyd experimented with psychedelic sounds and lyrics<br />The Beatles, ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ 1967<br />
  51. 51. Their songs captured the concept of ‘an escape from reality’<br />Instrumentation was surreal and whimsical<br />‘Feedback’ (imperfections in the sound quality) was purposely as a wakeup signal to jar the listeners expectations <br /><ul><li>Against conventional sounds (counter-culture again)</li></ul>The Byrds, ‘Fifth Dimension’ 1966<br />
  52. 52. Influence on Poster Design<br />The 60s sparked some of the most visually arresting and innovative poster designs <br />Poster by Bonnie MacLean for The Doors, 1967<br />Poster by Martin Sharp for Jimi Hendrix, 1968<br />
  53. 53. <ul><li>Themes included; flower power, free love, hippy lifestyle, and experimentation with mind-altering drugs</li></ul>Poster by Wes Wilson for Grateful Dead, 1967<br />Poster by Wes Wilson for Buffalo Springfield, 1967<br />
  54. 54. Poster by Martin Sharp for Bob Dylan, 1967<br />Poster by Bonnie MacLean for The Who, 1967<br />
  55. 55. <ul><li>Swirling colours, warped shapes, surreal images and bizarre lettering captured the sensations of being high</li></ul>Poster by Mouse Studios for Grateful Dead, 1966<br />Poster by Bob Masse for Pink Floyd, 1966<br />
  56. 56. White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane<br /><ul><li>How would you describe the mood of the song?
  57. 57. How does the poster depict the mood of the song?</li></ul>Poster by Wes Wilson for Jefferson Airplane, 1967<br />
  58. 58. THE PUNK ERA<br />1976-1979<br />
  59. 59. The Punk Movement<br />Those who described themselves as ‘punk’ in the 70s practiced counter-culture<br />How does this gig poster show counter-culture?<br />
  60. 60. Punk Counter-Culture<br />Punks rebelled against society & popular culture through their ideologies, music, and fashion<br />
  61. 61. Punk Ideologies<br />Individual freedom<br />Non-conformity<br />Anti-sexism <br />Anti- racism<br />Anti-homophobia<br />Animal rights<br />Direct action<br />Anti-militarism <br />
  62. 62. Punk Music<br />Punk rock music reflected punk ideology<br />Sounds typically consisted of distorted guitars, noisy drumming, and shouted choruses or slogans<br />
  63. 63. Punk Fashion<br />Included highly theatrical use of clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, tattoos, and jewellery<br />Fashion for them was used to grab attention, and outrage others<br />
  64. 64. Vivienne Westwood<br />Was an extremely influential fashion designer during the 70s<br />Her designs embodied the style and attitude of the punk era<br />
  65. 65. Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren (managed the Sex Pistols) opened a boutique together called ‘SEX’<br />The boutique sold fetish and bondage gear along with punk fashions and accessories <br />
  66. 66. The Silk-Screening Movement<br />
  67. 67. The silk-screening movement emerged during the punk era<br />However, it was popularized in the 1960s by Andy Warhol’s 1962 depiction of actress Marilyn Monroe <br />‘Marilyn Monroe', 1962<br />
  68. 68. Andy Warhol<br />Was a leading figure in the pop art movement<br />Created pop art using the imagery of pop culture such as newspapers, comics, advertising, and prints<br />'Triple Elvis', 1962<br />'Campbell's Soup I', 1968<br />'Atomic Bomb', 1965<br />
  69. 69. The Silk-Screening Movement<br />Was fuelled by a mix of psychedelia and punk rock<br />Punk posters were made using silk-screening because it was inexpensive and highly functional<br />It created a new, original, and vibrant look<br />Poster by Austin Roots for The Mentors, 2001<br />
  70. 70. The Silk-Screening Movement <br />Silk-screening is still so popular today because it is convenient, versatile, and inexpensive <br />Poster by Landland for Arcade Fire, 2010<br />
  71. 71. Robert Rauschenberg<br />
  72. 72. Robert Rauschenberg was very influential in introducing silk-screening to the world<br />He created his own innovative style by combining paintings with silk-screened images<br />
  73. 73. His creations were always creative and vibrant, he rejected angst of seriousness<br />
  74. 74. He often references pop culture throughout his work<br />He is described as being an abstract expressionist<br />
  75. 75. In 2008 he passed away, he had been creating art since the 50s<br />His work was extremely innovative, influential, and before its time <br />
  76. 76. Not only did it expose the world to silk-screening, it showed a modern, new way of using it<br />His experimental attitude towards design intrigued and inspired others<br />
  77. 77. Influential Gig Poster Designers <br />
  78. 78. Art Chantry<br />
  79. 79. Arthur Chantry is a noted poster and logo designer<br />He has also created album posters; working with bands like Nirvana, Hole, Pearl Jam, and The Sonics<br />
  80. 80. He became famous along with the grunge wave in the 1990s<br />His iconic style mixes retro, photography, and punk elements<br />His work also incorporates a lot of text and graphics<br />By Art Chantry for Impala, 2003<br />
  81. 81. By Art Chantry for The Fells, 2003<br />By Art Chantry for Satan’s Pilgrims, 2003<br />
  82. 82. Every poster that he’s created had been handmade<br />His work is so important because it channels the history of gig posters<br />By Art Chantry for Sleater-kinney ,2002<br />
  83. 83. For Example...<br />Chantry advocates a low-tech approach to design that is informed by the punk era<br />Punk music purposely incorporated lo-tech sounds to make the music sound edgy, rough, and rebellious<br /><ul><li>Another example of channelling the mood of the music through design </li></li></ul><li>By Art Chantry for The Makers, 2003<br />By Art Chantry for Maxi Badd, 2003<br />
  84. 84. Emek<br />
  85. 85. Emek Golan’s posters are very well known amongst the poster community <br />His work is described as ‘A Thinking Man’s Poster Art’<br />Poster by Emek for The 10,000 Lakes Festival, 2007<br />
  86. 86.
  87. 87. Emek draws all of his poster designs by hand<br />His style, is known for its attention to detail and layers of meaning<br />Poster by Emek for Thievery Corporation, 2002<br />
  88. 88. His style is also heavily influenced by the 60s culture<br />His designs incorporate elements of both punk rock and psychedelia <br />Poster by Emek for Ween, 2005<br />
  89. 89. Poster by Emek for Audioslave, 2005<br />Poster by Emek for The Distillers, 2004<br />
  90. 90. Poster by Emek for Queens of the Stone Age, 2007<br />Poster by Emek for Coheed and Cambria, 2006<br />
  91. 91. Patent Pending Industries<br />
  92. 92. Patent Pending is design company; its main designers are Jeff Kleinsmith and Jesse LeDoux<br />
  93. 93. Their designs are described as avant-garde (meaning experimental or innovative)<br />By Patent Pending for Clinic, 2004<br />By Patent Pending for the Melvins, 2004<br />
  94. 94. Their posters have a unique and distinct style<br />By Patent Pending for Modest Mouse, 2004<br />By Patent Pending for Hella, 2005<br />
  95. 95. By Patent Pending for Atomic, 2004<br />By Patent Pending for Pedro The Lion, 2003<br />
  96. 96. Methane Studios<br />
  97. 97. Methane Studios is made up of Robert Lee and Mark McDevitt<br />
  98. 98. The two of them create posters using modern techniques such as digital graphic design<br />However, they never let their posters look computerized<br />By Methane Studios for The Black Keys, 2010<br />
  99. 99. Their goal is to tell a story, convey a message, and provoke thinking through design <br />Their art tends to have a vintage influence<br />By Methane Studios for Andrew Bird, 2009<br />By Methane Studios for Dave Matthews band, 2007<br />
  100. 100. By Methane Studios for The Meat Puppets, 2007<br />By Methane Studios for Dave Matthews Bands, 2010<br />
  101. 101. They have also stated that they are inspired by musicians they design for<br />By Methane Studios for Band of Horses, 2007<br />By Methane Studios for The Sea & Cake, 2007<br />
  102. 102. Time to Play a Game!<br />
  103. 103. Many other designers draw inspiration from the musicians they design for <br />Most will to try capture the mood of band while still maintaining their own artistic style<br />
  104. 104. Lets see if you can match a song to a poster based on the mood they portray… <br />
  105. 105. SONG 1<br />SONG 2<br />SONG 3<br />
  106. 106. SONG 1<br />SONG 2<br />SONG 3<br />By Scott Campbell for Matt and Kim, 2009<br />By Ryan Nole for Death Cab for Cutie, 2006<br />By Scott Campbell for Franz Ferdinand, 2009<br />
  107. 107. Aaron Horkey <br />
  108. 108. Aaron Horkey is an American artist specializing in illustration and graphic design<br />
  109. 109. Aaron is known for his intricate style of design and close attention to detail<br />Poster by Aaron Horkey for Arcade Fire, 2010<br />
  110. 110. His work often collaborates various mediums such as illustration, lettering, line work, screen print, painting<br />By Aaron Horkey for Genghis Tron, 2008<br />By Aaron Horkey for Converge, 2010<br />
  111. 111. Themes of his posters often include fantasy and the supernatural <br />He is inspired by rural Midwestern landscapes, he uses images of creatures to tell a story <br />By Aaron Horkey for Flight of the Conchords, 2010<br />Gift Certificate by Aaron Horkey for Big Brain Comics, 2008<br />
  112. 112. By Aaron Horkey for Black Osprey, 2006<br />By Aaron Horkey for Converge, 2007<br />
  113. 113. Jason Munn<br />
  114. 114. Jason Munn has been designing gig posters ever since 2002 <br />His independent design company is called “The Small Stakes”<br />
  115. 115. Jason Munn is a music lover<br />His posters have become a fixture in the local independent music scene<br />
  116. 116. He started being recognized for his early work designing for the band Death Cab for Cutie<br />By Jason Munn for Death Cab for Cutie, 2003<br />By Jason Munn for Death Cab for Cutie, 2004<br />
  117. 117. Most of Jason’s designs thrive on simplicity<br />Various shapes and themes are consistent throughout his work<br />By Jason Munn for RiloKiley, 2004<br />By Jason Munn for The American Analog Set, 2003<br />
  118. 118. By Jason Munn for Andrew Bird, 2009<br />By Jason Munn for Andrew Bird, 2003<br />
  119. 119. By Jason Munn for Deerhoof, 2007<br />By Jason Munn for School of Seven Bells, 2009<br />
  120. 120. By Jason Munn for Paradise Boys, 2006<br />By Jason Munn for Sonic Youth, 2006<br />
  121. 121. In our opinion, Jason Munn is so significant because he captures the essence of a band while perfectly maintaining a distinct creative style<br />
  122. 122. The End!<br />

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