Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I think every designer dreams of being a poster artist ... "Maybe I can make a living creating band posters ... and only for the bands I love." Unfortunately, few designers can make posters their only means of making money. But some do succeed at it.

The first place I ever realized that there were hundreds (if not thousands) of poster artists was gigposters.com. Somehow affiliated with FlatStock (the poster show series), it is a smorgasbord of band posters for any and every show in the US and otherwise. The majority of design shops listed below were discovered at gigposters.com.

These sites are an endless supply of inspiration for me. As one of my teachers used to say "anything can be an ad". And in my head that translates to "any of these layouts can become an ad, a logo, an invitation, etc" .

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