‘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 The Hold Steady screen print. He said: “Craig Finn thanks me for the poster onstage and to celebrate I got riotously drunk and wound up in some underground bar I don’t remember.”
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.”
Luke Drozd designed this Death Cab For Cutie print. He has been making and selling screen-printed posters since around 2005 and has exhibited them internationally in art and trade shows including Flatstock Poster Conventions in both Europe and the US.
This design for a Graham Coxon Bestival show is a homage to a Ray Davies gig poster by the brilliant Aesthetic Apparatus.
Mara Piccione designed this screen print for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. The Netherlands-based artist Piccione “explores love, childhood-nightmares, sadness and the beauty of it all” in her silk-screened, music centered work.
Nick Rhodes of Switchopen designed this ornate screen print for Beirut, the 2 colour screen print edition was limited to 100 copies.
Luke Drozd created this colourful screen print for Tune Yards from 2011.
Chris Hopewell from Jacknife Posters designed this 4 colour screenprint for Ash.
Bjork’s Bestival poster used her likeness and logo over a unfamiliar purple and black background.
Luke Drozd designed this ominous looking Franz Ferdinand screen print (limited edition of 50).
Nick Rhodes of Switchopen designed this Queens Of The Stoneage screen print which was limited to 150 copies.
This was designed by Simon Walker at Stuff & Things. The poster for the St Vincent and Cate Le Bon gig features the singer atop a merry-go-round horse.