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GigPosters – G –

Wow, it’s been a while! Sorry I’ve been a lazy bag of bones when it comes to these gigposters. They’re a bit of a time suck, buy cialis 20mg and now I’ve got a little time to suck, so here’s this week’s installment! Welcome to the letter “G“.

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Garage Collective

I really love the off kilter way the type is set on these posters. They’re delightfully grungy…

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Gentle Mystery

There is only one poster under Gentle Mystery but it’s a great one. The colors and rough shapes are really beautiful.

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Genesse

Ooooo! The hand drawn lettering makes this poster. Genesse only has a few posters up, and this one was by far my favorite. The way the ascenders follow the lines of the buildings in the background is very sweet.

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Rebecca Gimenez

Rebecca only has these three poster up but their clean lines and sweet images caught my eye. I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with.

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Patrick Giroux

Has a bunch of posters up. He plays with different combinations of type, letters, color and sizes. Everything looks like it’s been letter pressed (whether it was or not is almost moot because the look is so successfully mimicked that it passes as letterpress for me… if it isn’t actually).

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Emily Glaubin

All of her posters have the same zany colors and use of type… if you’ve ever listened to the band Animal Collective, this is what their music would look like if it was translated into pictures.

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Johann Gomez

I love the hairy texture on the C in this particular poster. I can’t imagine how long it would have taken to draw it… so long. Everything about this poster rocks my socks… it’s telling a story and at the same time it’s conveying the information really well.

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Eddie Gossage

The beard… ’nuff said. If you know Iron & Wine you know how perfect this poster is for them. It always tickles me when I recognize the band and can see how well or how badly the poster suits the music.

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Samantha Grasso

Reasons this makes me happy

1.) This lady can DRAW!

2.) There are three panels with text at the bottom spanning all three (great layout)

3.) Hand lettering always makes me happy.

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Alyson Graves

There is an arm, a shadow and text. Simple, and yet the combination of hand lettering traveling up the arm and the type following the outside is a really difficult trick to pull off. Not only is there good hierarchy here but it’s also a beautiful poster that I would totally hang on my wall.

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Gary Grimshaw

This is a really beautiful poster. The typography fits those spaces so well… oh I just wish that this was a better picture! It pays to take good pictures of your work, folks.

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Julia Green

I have no idea who the Watson Twins are, but these sweet little faces and the proportions of their limbs makes me want to find out.

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Eleanor Grosch

It seems like there’s always one artist in each section that I fall deeply and irrivocably in love with and Eleanor is that person for the “G” section. Every single one of her posters is so gorgeous and, even though there are animals in most of them, she manages to make them feel like they totally belong on a gigposter. CHECK OUT THE REST OF HER WORK! Gotta gotta gotta go see it!

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Lionel Guzman

Again, I’m such a sucker for hand lettering. The colors work really well here and ever square inch of this poster is makingme want to dance. Can you see the little pipe-smokin’ man in here? Little details like that are sweet surprises…

GigPoster – Gigo Elmoselhi –

I was collecting bits of awesome from gigposter in prep for this weekend’s “E” episode when I found Gigo. It looks like he’s just starting (he only has eight posters) but the fact that each and every one of them is great was such a surprise and so rare, I decided to do a little mini feature on him before this weekend. Who wants to wait when I could just do it now!? Not me.
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This is one of the only times I have ever liked seeing photos of people on a poster. I know I griped about it last time, but this actually works. I can’t tell you why, and I think it’s something I’ll have to study and think about. Why is he able to make it work when so many others just fail miserably? I dunno. Maybe you know? Maybe you want to tell me?

Now, I’m not saying that I’m in love with all of these. What I am saying is that he has a surprisingly developed sense of posterness that he deserves to get a little golf-clap sort of kudos from Hi There Hammy. Kudos Gigo… keep rocking that style and that name.

GigPoster – D –

Hey hey! Welcome to the letter D of our gigposter extravaganza! I’ve waded my way through some moderately angry posters, sprinkled with a bit of nudity and topped with some really bad posters to bring you these lovelies. I have discovered two things during the course of my research: 1) I don’t like photos in gigposters (and by photos I mean photographic images… something about them always looks super cheesy, even if they’re being “ironic” or something) and 2.) if your design name is something naughty I will hate your work 100% of the time (it probably takes a certain personality to even think about marketing themselves under a naughty name and the design that comes out of that same brain is equally terrible). Yuck.

Anywho, moving on to better, prettier things… here’s this week’s installment! Enjoy…

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Ricardo Delrancho

With a name like Ricardo Delrancho, how can you not be awesome!? I like where he’s going in all of these… his color palette is great, the images are great… oh man, I like him.

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Pablo Delcielo

I like his style. It reminds me of the Ticking by Renee French. He only has a few posters and I hope he keeps making more.

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I love what’s going on in these posters! But this is another case where I definitely don’t want to be hanging around in the same brain that these came out of. This is such a great little horse dude… how can you not love it?
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Is doing some sort of cut paper-esque thing and I dig it. The images he’s choosing and the way he’s cramming some very cool detail. Definitely worth looking at and YES that does mean you! Go lookie look!

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Hugh Dandrade

I really love this poster and I like where his style is going but I feel like most of his work is all the same. Which is good separately, but if you see it all together like you do on Gig it gets a little redundant. Ohhh how I do like this one!

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Drowning Creek Studio

I like this particular poster a lot, and I like about a teaspoonful of their style, but I got bored going very far back into their gallery on Gig. They’re channeling some sort of Australian theme… or something…. and it’s great, it works on the first page. Stay there and you won’t be missing much.

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Has some nice things going on… but I think this is one of those times where they’re just starting to develop whatever their voice is. You can see the same thing happening in the first two pages of any of these artists’ pages on Gig, I’m going to be expecting some good things from Dog & Pony if they keep making things.
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Is WACKY TACKY, in an awesome “Things are getting weird, so lemme bust this out for a sec” kind of way. I don’t want to be in whoever’s head this stuff is pouring out of, but I’m really charmed by the end product.
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I love their Conor Oberst poster. LOVE it LOVE it LOVE it! They do some nice work, check it out.
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Has a huge number of really, really nice posters. Someone has put a lot of love into all of these to make them look so beautiful, and really in the end, they’re just gig posters. However, I think that it’s designers like Delicious that have elevated gigposters above the level of mere advertisements. I wanna hang these suckers on my walls and stare at them all darn day.
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He has a really nice color palette and layering technique that makes everything look like you’re looking at a well done 3-D poster… without the glasses.

GigPoster – C –

Welcome to the third installment of gigposter.com artists! It’s a good week for the letter “C“, so here it is!

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Scott Campbell
He’s been a busy dude. This is just a small sampling of the 169 posters on the website. I think his latest work is the best, but it might be worth it to go through his collection starting at the end and working forward just so that you can see his vision develop.

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Frida Clements
All four posters are great. I like the Bonnie Prince Billy one because there’s some crazy shape-action going on. I can’t tell whether the shape is a reclining woman or not… I’d like to think it is, maybe. My brain is trying desperately to define that shape… which might be a detractor in the end.

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Ciler

There’s only two posters, but I loved both of them.

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Capital A

There are some interesting perspectives going on in these posters, it’s definitely worth checking out how they incorporate type into some of their designs.

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Tim Caerbert

I really like these chunky illustrations he’s doing in a few of his posters and the color palette is nice. I’d like to hear this band, wouldn’t you?

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Kristin Cheung

I like the color palette she uses, it gives her posters some unity.

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Jason Carty

He only has one poster, but it’s a doozy! I love how he’s using line and type. It’s clear and beautiful.

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Gwenola Cerrera

With a name like that, how could you NOT make great posters? I picked this one because the band name was clearest however I like all of hers and now I think this one is probably my least favorite of hers…

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Diego Cano

I really like how he’s divided this poster into section and tells a little story. Totally unique from anything I’ve seen so far.

GigPoster – B –

Last week I went through GigPoster’sA” 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.
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Susan Belle

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Sasha Barr

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Sasha Barr

Patrick Barber

Patrick Barber

John Bergdahl

John Bergdahl

James Barnes

James Barnes

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Harrison Bergeron

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.

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Chris Billheimer

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Budai

Budai has tons and TONS of gigposters and they all feature this great innocent round-head theme. Love it love it love it.

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Brokenfingaz

Brent Baldwin

Brent Baldwin

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Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson has a way with posters that make me love everything he does. The way he draws… ohhhh the envy.

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Bad Archer Studios

Anne Benjamin

Anne Benjamin

Ana Benaroya

Ana Benaroya

Honorable Mentions:

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.

GigPosters – A –

If you haven’t heard of gigposters.com already, you’re about to. They have a huge collection of band posters (you know, those things you see plastering street lights and buildings) organized by band and artist. I’ve been browsing through all the posters for years now and I’ve decided to go through alphabetically by artist and pick out my favorite groups/artists. Then I’m going to post one example poster from said artist here with a link to that artist’s page. Anyway, this is going to be a weekly occurance. Check out the wonderful letter “B” next week.

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Aesthetic Apparatus

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Jorge Alderete

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Jessalyn Aaland

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Christopher Ashley

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Arrache- Toi Un Oeil

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Andrio Abero