Gig Posters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century

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Gig Posters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century

Format:  Paperback,

208 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9781594745430

ISBN-10: 1594745439

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Readers gave the first "Gig Posters" anthology a standing ovation--so for your viewing pleasure, here's one heck of an encore: 700 more incredible posters from the archives of GigPosters.com, the Internet's premier destination for concert poster art. It's a mad jam of illustration and photography, collage and typography, bringing the contemporary music scene to exciting visual life for a generation of fans who've grown up in the post-album-art era.
"Gig Posters Volume 2 "showcases bold artistic riffing by a hundred of today's most talented designers, including David V. D'Andrea, Peter Cardoso, Graham Pilling, Tyler Stout, Marq Spusta, and Nashville's legendary Hatch Show Print. You'll peek inside their portfolios and hear the backstage stories of how these incredible art-and-music creations came to be.
You'll also find 101 perforated and ready-to-frame posters promoting the most dynamic musical acts of the twenty-first century, from the Black Keys, Flight of the Conchords, Ice-T, and My Morning Jacket to Norah Jones, the Avett Brothers, Coheed & Cambria, and many, many more.
It's an awesome compendium of pop-art-history in the making--and it's also just what the walls of your apartment or office have been waiting for.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9781594745430
ISBN-10: 1594745439
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.25 x 14.0 x 1.0

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Review by Library Journal (2011-11-18)

Hayes is the creator and proprietor of gig posters. com, a website focused on the sale of posters that promote rock concerts and similar music events. Since the site's creation in 2001, an enormous quantity of images have been uploaded to the site, making it an online archive of posters and gig flyers representing early rock 'n' roll and jazz as well as contemporary rock and pop. This title-which continues the work of the 2009 volume Gig Posters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century-is more concentrated than its online source.

The artwork in both books is from newer designers and primarily publicizes alternative and metal bands. Both titles also include 101 full-page (11" x 14") color posters with perforated edges, so they can be removed and used. Additionally, Hayes includes smaller reproductions and a biographical entry for each artist that features education, influences, and commercial web address.

Verdict: This fun and unique book could be a problem for circulating libraries owing to the perforated pages. An optional purchase for fans of rock music and poster art.

-Eric Linderman, Willoughby-Eastlake P.L., Willowick, OH

(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Readers gave the first Gig Posters anthology a standing ovation—so for your viewing pleasure, here’s one heck of an encore: 700 more incredible posters from the archives of Gig Posters. com, the Internet’s premier destination for concert poster art. It’s a mad jam of illustration and photography, collage and typography, bringing the contemporary music scene to exciting visual life for a generation of fans who’ve grown up in the post-album-art era.

Gig Posters Volume 2 showcases bold artistic riffing by a hundred of today’s most talented designers, including David V. D’Andrea, Peter Cardoso, Graham Pilling, Tyler Stout, Marq Spusta, and Nashville’s legendary Hatch Show Print. You’ll peek inside their portfolios and hear the backstage stories of how these incredible art-and-music creations came to be.

You’ll also find 101 perforated and ready-to-frame posters promoting the most dynamic musical acts of the twenty-first century, from the Black Keys, Flight of the Conchords, Ice-T, and My Morning Jacket to Norah Jones, the Avett Brothers, Coheed & Cambria, and many, many more.

It’s an awesome compendium of pop-art-history in the making—and it’s also just what the walls of your apartment or office have been waiting for.

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Rated 5 out of 5★by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★by Lots of variety! Gig Posters Volume 2, by Clay Hayes, takes 101 of the best posters from gigposters.com, and compiles them in a stunning visual array, that I think would look great in either home or office. In this case, each genuinely frame-ready poster is offered by a different designer, with a mini portfolio and interview on the back. You can look up all of your favorite bands, from the past 20 years or so, or just pull the most visually compelling. Some are simply lovely illustrations with lush colors, like the art nouveau-inspired Kings of Leon poster of an old truck, or the Black Keys’ neo-surrealist poster of a Southern belle waiting impatiently on a sunken boat, encircled by alligators. Others take a retro illustrative look, like Death Cab for Cutie cat-and-birds combo, or Norah Jones’ cute, Peanuts-inspired poster, while still more are stark, but with a touch of whimsy, like Her Space Holiday’s thoughtful, visual description of their name. 06/10/2012
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