I went through GigPoster’s
” section of designers, this week I’m gonna do the big “B
” section of their designer alphabet. I’ve figured out that if your name starts with a “B” then you’re pretty likely to do better gigposters than if your name starts with an “A”. I wonder if the designers get better the farther into the alphabet I get. Hmmm… I smell a hypothesis coming on. Go science!
I’m also starting to realize that the goal of a gigposter isn’t to draw new listeners into concerts but to a.) get the word out that this band is coming on this date to this place and then b.) to be cherished as art. They don’t need to convince you to come listen to this band, they just need to get those three pieces of info out and then be sought after for their aesthetic appeal. Really, they’re great for the band and the artist. Some of the ones I’ve chosen this week are great because they’re beautiful and some even manage to get the band and artist noticed. Click on the pictures to go to that artist’s page… it’s worth it so do it.
I love the knitted sleeve on this one.Mixing something taken from the real world with text in the shape of a hand… my my he’s good.
Budai has tons and TONS of gigposters and they all feature this great innocent round-head theme. Love it love it love it.
Ben Wilson has a way with posters that make me love everything he does. The way he draws… ohhhh the envy.
Bad Archer Studios
Chicken Billy : There is some cool patterns and experiments in typography happening in their posters, but I couldn’t pick one to feature. Definitely check it out if you’ve got time…
Burlesque of North America : There is some incredible detail in all of the bajillion posters they’ve done, and I love them for that. But I couldn’t pick one because there was just so much stuff going on. Worth checking out.