March 14, 2010

Audio-inspired Visuals

Posters have been a chosen medium to promote concerts for a long time. I love walking the halls at the Fillmore - an old music venue in San Francisco - and seeing the posters that promoted The Grateful Dead or Jimi Hendrix.

I went to the Experience Music Project in Seattle several years ago, and they had this excellent exhibit on music posters.

You can pinpoint the artist by their poster style, even if they design for multiple bands. I think this is a good thing and a bad thing. In trying to find this exhibit, I also came across this other exhibit that features letterpress posters. I like how the letterpress posters give the concert that retro and classy look.

Posted by Sara.


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