Fewer and fewer people are buying albums these days, so a 21st century band that wants to make a visual impression has to do so beyond the boundaries of traditional album art. One way to do that is through the gig poster, the art of which is the subject of Show Posters: The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters, a new book from Powerhouse Factories.
Show Posters isn’t just about the recent history of the gig poster for bands like “The Black Keys and Passion Pit to Phantogram and Real Estate,” but a how-to guide for designing such posters yourself, recommended for any student of graphic design. There are even tips about making connections with artists and management and getting your work commissioned and seen by a wide audience.
A copy of Show Posters: The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters can be yours for just under $26 at Amazon right here.