Nothing gets people out to a show like a good flyer. Nobody knows this better than Mitch Putnam, the founder of OMG Posters, an online archive of creative rock prints that published a new book of 400 limited edition gig posters entitled A Decade of Rock Art. Putnam’s book features rare 11”x 14” printed adverts for one-night shows put on by some of the top rock and indie bands from the past 10 years.
Art directors and illustrators from around the world design visual impressions of band’s like The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Spoon, Primus, Jack White, Tame Impala, and The Grateful Dead. This unique art form translates a band’s sound into graphic representation while commemorating a particular performance. Some of the artists include DKNG Studios, Tom Whalen, Mike Mitchell, Richey Beckett, and many more. A Decade of Rock Art also includes exclusive interviews with 40 poster artists, giving readers an inside look into their influences, techniques, and creative process.
Check out some of our favorites from the book below:
OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art was published October 11th. You can get your copy here.