Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A convention for posters?

After telling some friends I spent the weekend selling posters at Pitchfork Music Festival / Flatstock 17 over the weekend, the question I got asked most was: "There's a convention for posters?"

So let me explain............yes.

The convention for posters is called FLATSTOCK.
The FLATSTOCK poster show series is presented by the American Poster Institute (API). It is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today. Flatstock shows provide the general public with an ongoing series of opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who've created it and of course, to buy posters and merchandise from the poster artists.

Flatstock is held in conjunction with a music festival, such as Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle, Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX and Reeperbahn Music Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

The Flatstock exhibition in Chicago was number 17 and only the third one held in Chicago.

The screenprinting company I co-founded with my buddy Dave Windisch is called Mile 44.

Here are some snapshots from Flatstock 17 (courtesy of Dave):

The MILE 44 booth:

Some festival-goers:

Each year, Dave and I create a poster especially for Flatstock/Pitchfork Music Festival we attend.
Here's this year's poster:

If you want to buy any of our posters on our Mile 44 web site or any of the remaining Flatstock 17 posters, please send us an e-mail.
BTW--The Flatstock 17 poster above is $10.


  • Mile 44
  • The American Poster Institute
  • Flatstock
  • Gigposters.com
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