SXSW: The year in posters...

Professionally, I'm a graphic designer, though I don't do much actual "designing" in my line of work. Matriculating at an art college left me few avenues for vocation, but I've always been drawn to poster art, even before I knew what graphic design was. Part of what I love about music is its visual accompaniment: show flyers, record covers, t-shirt design and other concertgoer ephemera or printed bits of historic matter.

SXSW is upon us and, with it, my inbox is swelling with announcements of appearances from record labels and PR firms alike. I even got an invite this year, but money's short so that dream was short-lived. With that in mind, I figured I'd dedicate an entry to this year's SXSW poster art. So, consider this art-meets-performance schedule-meets-record label and PR promotion.

Please note that I don't have much information regarding the artists of these posters, so if any information becomes available, or if the artists themselves happen to drop by, please let me know and I'll be more than happy to apply the deserved credit.

Sub Pop:
Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian:


Tee Pee Records:



Us/Them Group:


Terrorbird Media:




Force Field PR:

Poster by Bungaloo

Poster by Jasmine Parsia
Friends Of Friends:






Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead
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