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Show Posters

The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters



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About The Book

Design meets music in a one-of-a-kind tour!

Powerhouse Factories takes you beyond album covers to teach you all about the art that drives today's biggest shows and festivals. Show Posters offers a visual timeline of the big players in the music industry, from The Black Keys and Passion Pit to Phantogram and Real Estate, as well as the posters that launched their shows--and the designers' careers.

Show Posters features step-by-step instructions to guide you through screen printing, hand lettering, and yes, even Xeroxing your way to recreating iconic, kickass posters. The high-energy rock-and-roll artists of Powerhouse Factories will coach you on how to hook up with bands, managers, and promoters, and create an original, limited poster for one of their shows.

About The Authors

An Adams Media author.

An Adams Media author.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Print (April 1, 2016)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440340543

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Raves and Reviews

"Written by the founders of Powerhouse Factories, a successful design studio specializing in rock posters, this book is part art technique reference book and part art monograph.... Covers good professional practice, offering a wealth of business advice for the prospective gig poster designer. This guide has strong crossover potential among readers interested in music, design, and graphic technique." --Library Journal

"Everything you need to know about creating something remarkable. And I mean everything. Design tools–painting, stencils, Xerox, lithography and more. Trends and design styles over the decades. How to meet and work with bands. Profiles of poster artists. And, of course, lots and lots of examples from bands like the Foo Fighters." --The Journal of Musical Things

"Learn how to design incredible and iconic gig posters with Show Poster’s tips, and step-by-step instructions, to win over fans."

– Format Magazine

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