November 20, 2002 8:02 AM   Subscribe is a huge gallery of band gig posters, most lovingly silkscreened by hand. It has a good collection of favorites like Art Chantry and Pearl Jam, but also recent upstarts Aesthetic Apparatus. My favorites are on the other end of the musical spectrum, as I have several of the great country posters of Hatch Show Print. What happens when these posters are left up long after the gig? Why, they only become more charming with age.
posted by Stan Chin (16 comments total)
I was pretty surprised when I couldn't search for gigposters here, it also being a final nominee at SXSW last year. I may be wrong, but hey, who doesn't like looking at more neat posters?
posted by Stan Chin at 8:05 AM on November 20, 2002

Incredible resource for music fans. I'll have fun browsing this site for weeks to come. Thanks, Stan.
posted by keithl at 8:35 AM on November 20, 2002

Gigposters is a terrific site, and there are so many talented (and untalented - I'm there too a coupla times) artists there that it's my favorite time-waster. But of course there's also the Inertia photo stock exchange...
posted by luriete at 8:39 AM on November 20, 2002

Am I stupid, or is there no way to purchase these? Turns out some bands still care about doing it right.
posted by yerfatma at 8:59 AM on November 20, 2002

At least in the case of Aesthetic Appatatus, you can buy posters directly from their website. seems to be more of a gallery than a store. Try contacting the individual artist(s).
posted by bucko at 9:20 AM on November 20, 2002

Great friggin' post. This is awesome. Love the Big Chief posters.
posted by adampsyche at 9:28 AM on November 20, 2002

Related story from Philly City Paper on a database of punk band fliers.
posted by soyjoy at 10:12 AM on November 20, 2002

Yummy! Thanks, Stan.
posted by taz at 10:17 AM on November 20, 2002

thanks for posting this...what an amazing site

my boy and i have a couple of the pearl jam posters hanging up, (and have some other posters kicking around waiting to be put up) and we're starting to amass quite a collection. this just makes me want more of them.

if anyone finds out where to purchase (beyond contacting specific artists), post that here too!
posted by melissa at 10:18 AM on November 20, 2002

I actually just spoke to my friend, who is one half of Aesthetic Apparatus and shocked to find himself linked on Mefi -- He said this about Gigposters:

Not only do heavy hitters like Jeff Kleinsmith, Art Chantry or Frank Kozik not only have posters displayed up there but are active participants in poster discussion and debate on a near daily basis. Hell, Kleinsmith and Chantry are up there right now.

I think that's the coolest part of the site.


Are there any other forums out there that have the "big-wigs" of a movement or industry participating in a similar way?
posted by pfafflin at 10:20 AM on November 20, 2002

Check out Theo's bandfotos and posters. :-) On the frontpage there is band called Hjärter fem (The Five Hearts in swedish), and look at their costumes...
posted by hoskala at 10:25 AM on November 20, 2002

aesthetic apparatus is certainly one of the best poster sites around. and they seem really nice as well.

in short : posters rock!
posted by triv at 11:25 AM on November 20, 2002

thanks for the hatch link
this is a gorgeous book
posted by Peter H at 12:39 PM on November 20, 2002

Aesthetic Apparatus: They are really nice. Swell guys. I've known Michael for far too long. Their posters are all hand screened and printed on nice stock. If you need some design work done in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, send your money their way (unless, of course, you want to hire me...). Good stuff.
posted by bucko at 1:02 PM on November 20, 2002

Orange Goblin
posted by Orange Goblin at 1:15 PM on November 20, 2002

Odd that it's not searchable through google. I brought it up here not long ago in this thread.
posted by mikhail at 6:08 PM on November 20, 2002

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