|"Gig Posters" is available in April.|
|By Julie Lawrence |
OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writer
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|Published March 8, 2009 at 5:25 a.m.|| |
Three artists from Milwaukee are part of a national effort that pays homage to the ultimate rock and roll accessory: the hand-screenprinted concert poster.
Clay Hayes, founder of Gigposters.com, a Web site and message board showcasing "the worlds largest historical gig poster archive," has put together a compilation of rock show art in the form of an interactive book.
"Gig Posters Volume I: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century" (Quirk Books) is a 208-page paperback featuring 101 perforated and ready-to-hang 11x17-in. posters designed by artists from around the globe. The book, which hits the proverbial shelves this April for $40, also includes hundreds of other concert-related images and biographies on the 101 designers.
Three artists that made the cut are from Milwaukee: The Little Friends of Printmaking, Warped Tour artist Brain Ewing (who now lives in Los Angeles) I live in New York. and musician / designer Josh Rickun.
"Gig Posters" is available for purchase via the Gig Posters Web site.