while going through the phaidon site i came across this post discussing the modern “rock poster”. follow the link and see some modern gems of design and illustration…beautiful stuff.
here’s a taste of the short article:
“the late 1960s is widely recognised as the golden age for rock posters…however, with the music industry’s move away in recent years from recorded music towards constant touring as a revenue earner the art of the rock poster has resurfaced and a whole new raft of designers – often working in conjunction with left-field, artistically forward-thinking bands – have ushered in a new wave of poster art. Once again, it’s a predominantly US-driven scene but this time often owes more than a nod to Swiss typographic design than that of its psychedelic ancestory.”