Gig Posters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century

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The Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Dance, Folk, Metal, Electronic, Indie Music Spectacular
 
Here are more than 700 extraordinary posters from the archives of GigPosters.com—the Internet’s premier destination for concert poster art. With the rising popularity of MP3 files and streaming digital music—and the near-extinction of traditional album art—concert posters have become the ...
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Overview

The Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Dance, Folk, Metal, Electronic, Indie Music Spectacular
 
Here are more than 700 extraordinary posters from the archives of GigPosters.com—the Internet’s premier destination for concert poster art. With the rising popularity of MP3 files and streaming digital music—and the near-extinction of traditional album art—concert posters have become the most important visual representation of contemporary music.
 
Gig Posters Volume I celebrates this dynamic medium with contributions from 101 top designers—including Rob Jones of Animal Rummy, Steve Walters, Jay Ryan, Gary Houston, Aesthetic Apparatus, Patent Pending Industries, and many more. Throughout the book, their voices offer fascinating commentary and behind-the-scenes information about the creation of gig posters.
 
Readers will also discover 101 perforated and ready-to-frame posters promoting today’s most innovative and original bands—including Radiohead, the White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Girl Talk, Queens of the Stone Age, Wilco, and many, many more.
 
Complete with an introduction by founder and curator Clay Hayes, Gig Posters Volume I celebrates the most talented designers, artists, bands, and performers of the twenty-first century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594743269
  • Publisher: Quirk Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 481,927
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 13.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Clay Hayes is the creator and proprietor of GigPosters.com. The Web site launched in 2001 and has grown to become the world’s largest historical archive of posters, with more than 100,000 works from thousands of designers. Visitors can browse and comment on gig posters, chat with fellow enthusiasts, purchase posters, upload their own creations, and more. To join the community online, please visit us at www.gigposters.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2009

    Awesome Book!

    This is a great book! The posters are great and excellent quality. I was going to keep it as a coffee table book but I had to frame a couple of the posters. The pages are perforated and come out easy. There is alot of interesting information on the artists as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2009

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    Amazing Book!

    This book is HUGE! I love it. I highly recommend it to any fan of poster art or music in general.

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