A Wonderland of Rock Poster Lettering and Typography

The deadline for PRINT’s Typography & Lettering Awards has been extended to Dec. 2! Enter today.


postercoverAs Mitch Putnam notes in the intro to his new book, OMG Posters, rock posters are a completely unique art form—“they’re drawn, printed (many by hand), hung, and sold to commemorate a one-night event in a single city. It’s hard to get more niche than that. The editions are usually mind-bogglingly low, often one hundred copies or fewer, never to be reprinted.”

Which is part of why Putnam’s new book is such a delight.

Another reason? The interviews with poster creators—and, of course, the array of amazing lettering and type found in their work.

Here is an array of our favorites. Grab a copy here.

 

Leslie Herman

Leslie Herman

Burlesque of North America / Wes Winship & Mike Davis

Burlesque of North America / Wes Winship & Mike Davis

Brian Ewing

Brian Ewing

Dkng Studios (Dan Kuhlken & Nathan Goldman)

Dkng Studios (Dan Kuhlken & Nathan Goldman)

Kevin Tong

Kevin Tong

Ryan Duggan

Ryan Duggan

John Solimine

John Solimine

Dan Grzeca

Dan Grzeca

Richey Beckett

Richey Beckett

Dan Grzeca

Dan Grzeca

Jason Munn

Jason Munn

Eric Nyffeler

Eric Nyffeler

Eric Nyffeler

Eric Nyffeler

Michael Hacker

Michael Hacker

Justin Santora

Justin Santora

Sonnenzimmer/Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi

Sonnenzimmer/Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi

Geoff Peveto

Geoff Peveto

Burlesque of North America / Wes Winship & Mike Davis

Burlesque of North America / Wes Winship & Mike Davis

Elvisdead/Mat & Nick Peq

Elvisdead/Mat & Nick Peq

Leslie Herman

Leslie Herman

Rich Kellly

Rich Kellly

All images from OMG Posters (Regan Arts) © 2016 by Mitch Putnam


Last Call! Enter Before It’s Too Late. Deadline: Dec. 2

Whether you design your own typefaces, design type-centric pieces or create gorgeous handlettered projects, we want to see your work—and share it with our readers in a big way.

Enter today for a chance to be featured in Print magazine, receive a prize pack from MyDesignShop.com, and more.

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