Josh here. Gig posters might be my favorite iteration of graphic design. These handmade, limited edition prints and designs are made for a specific concert and are usually only available at the event. Unless you are lucky enough to make it to Austin’s South by Southwest Festival. Aside from the live music and film screenings, SXSW includes Flatstock, a massive and free marketplace for gig posters by hundreds of artists. It is put on every year in March but the American Poster Institute. Are you all going to get tickets now?
If your interested in the design of gig posters, there is a really neat documentary called Just Like Being There
Yes it is on Netflix and features real artist interviews, discussions of the music industry, screen printing, and loads of neat info!