A New Book Flips Through a Decade of Rock Concerts

'OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art' features 400 limited edition gig posters from the top rock bands of the last 10 years.

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06 November 2016, 1:00pm

Queens of the Stone Age by Elvisdead. Images courtesy OMGPosters

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:

The Grateful Dead by Richey Beckett

Jack White by DKNG Studios

Arctic Monkeys by Tom Whalen

Alt-J by DKNG Studios

OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art was published October 11th. You can get your copy here.

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