‘FLYPOSTING’ is an exhibition of hand-produced gig posters celebrates the art of the gig poster. It’s currently on until May 13th 2012 at The Gallery at Flannels. Luke Drozd created this poster for Gallows as a screen print. It was done in a limited edition run of 50.
Graham Pilling designed this I Am Kloot screen print. He said: “I Am Kloot are from Manchester, so this is my nod to the northern skyline of factories and mills. This ended up being a nightmare to print because of the colour blend. The studio had an open day while I was printing this, so I had to keep my swearing to a minimum.”
Graham Pilling designed this Black Keys screen print. He said: “The Black Keys hail from the city of Akron, Ohio..the outline of the poster is the shape of Ohio and the speech bubble is saying ‘Welcome To Akron’ in the spot roughly where Akron is. I enjoy putting little references like these into the posters; even though people rarely notice.”
Exhibition curator Tony Baker got the idea for it whilst at the End Of The Road festival and stumbled by a poster stall. He said: “One of these was a stall selling posters run by Switchopen and Jacknife. I’m not usually one for buying merchandise, but this was something different – everything was lovingly hand-printed and affordable and I bought one.”
He continued: “The next day I spoke to Nick from Switchopen and he seemed interested in the idea, mentioning that he knew some other poster people in Leeds – and that was it – I went home, trawled through Clay Haines magnificent Gig Posters Volumes 1 & 2, followed an internet trail, sent a few e mails, had lots of positive responses, and suddenly found that an exhibition had been created.”