50 Amazing Gig Posters Sure to Inspire

The gig poster scene isn’t exactly the best kept secret among music fiends like myself.  It is a tradition that started in the 60’s and is still going strong.

Nowadays, the majority of indie bands have a growing collection of poster art that is just too incredible to simply throw away once the show has ended.  Not surprisingly, this has led to the gig poster being something of a collectors item for music fanatics everywhere.

The following are 50 hand picked gig posters whose creativity and imagination blew me away.

Rilo Kiley


Designer: Lure Design Inc

Les Savy Fav


Designer: Cody Fennell

Devendra Banhart


Designer: Spike Press

The National


Designer: Spike Press

Broken Social Scene


Designer: The Small Stakes

My Morning Jacket


Designer: Andrio Abero

Mates Of State


Designer: The Small Stakes

Andrew Bird


Designer: Gina Kelly

The Decemberists


Designer: Little Jacket

Animal Collective


Designer: Delicious Design League

Deerhoof


Designer: The Small Stakes

The Shins


Designer: Kevin Tong

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead


Designer: Dave Conrey

We Are Scientists


Designer: Jonathan Schmitt

Joanna Newsom


Designer: The Small Stakes

LCD Soundsystem


Designer: Little Jacket

Of Montreal


Designer: F2 Design

Tokyo Police Club


Designer: Doublenaut

Radiohead


Designer: Emek

Fiery Furnaces


Designer: Jason Malmberg

OOIOO


Designer: Shaun Flynn

Jose Gonzalez


Designer: The Small Stakes

Stars


Designer: Dani Vachon

Neko Case


Designer: The Small Stakes

Destroyer


Designer: Hammerpress

Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins


Designer: Sidekick Design

Feist


Designer: Micah Smith

Islands


Designer: Show and Smell Print

Caribou


Designer: Never Sleeping Design

Wilco


Designer: F2 Design

Arcade Fire


Designer: Mike Weihs

Bright Eyes


Designer: Option-G

Battles


Designer: Sleevestar

Sufjan Stevens


Designer: Salvador Lopez

Cat Power


Designer: The Heads of State

Calexico


Designer: The Small Stakes

Belle And Sebastian


Designer: Strawberry Luna

Vampire Weekend


Designer: Spike Press

Architecture In Helsinki


Designer: DKNG

Sigur Ros


Designer: Vahalla Studios

Beck


Designer: The Heads of State

Grizzly Bear


Designer: Nate Duval

Futureheads


Designer: UglyBogus

Spoon


Designer: Strawberry Luna

Zero 7


Designer: Dan Stiles

Iron And Wine


Designer: Methane Studios

Stephen Malkmus


Designer: Dave Motorcoat

Bloc Party


Designer: Matt Leunig

Peter Bjorn & John

Designer: Methane Studios

Flight Of The Conchords

Designer: Tyler Stout

Source

These were all found from the gigposters.com catalog.  I am in no way affiliated with them, but if you enjoyed this post you should probably check ’em out.

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Yo, I'm Andrew Lindstrom. I am a freelance web designer based in Vancouver, Canada. When not geeking out over design, I'm likely geeking out over film, technology or pretending to play the guitar.

305 Responses to This Post. Leave Your Own.

  1. The people who designed these posters have an amazing imagination. My favorite is LCD Soundsystem…

  2. Thanks for the post and directing the people to keep an eye open for gigposters!!

    Great Collection, but my favourite definitely is the “Les Savy Fav” one!

  3. […] Heads of State (and others, like Spike Press) […]

  4. These posters a really great. Based off of the ones you selected for this post, I think you might enjoy the work from Aesthetic Apparatus in Minneapolis, MN. I’ll be bookmarking your site

  5. really really nice selection! i love gig posters!
    you should really check out this artist guy called Dan Grzeca- he makes a lot of gig posters, has done loads for the Black Keys and they are really amazing! i was surprised not to see one of the black keys posters on here- but this guy Dan Grzeca has done some really cool posters look him up!

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