Sometimes a heap of design inspiration just falls right into your lap. This happened to us when we stumbled across Flatstock 35 in Chicago – almost 50 tents showcasing some of the most awesome design works we’ve ever seen: gig posters.
How did we not think to explore this niche sooner?
Well, to make up for lost time we’ve put together a jumbo-sized roundup of the best we saw.
Musicians commission graphic designers to make these posters, typically to be sold at concerts and the designers tend to have almost complete freedom in their approach. The designs range from digital minimalism to ultra-detailed illustration. The amount of creativity is staggering. Enjoy!
Left: Bon Iver; Right: Case Burns
Left: The XX; Right: Battles
The Bubble Process (left) & Doublenaut (right)
Left: Pulp; Right: The Pixies
Left: Santigold; Right: Walk the Moon
Will Ruocco (left) and Shawn Knight (right)
Left: Eric Church; Right: The Black Keys