An outrageous mix of indie cool, punk-retro aesthetics, camp, and kitsch, the concert posters of the 1990s became so wildly popular that they took on a life of their own, sometimes outshining the musicians they were created to promote. Exploding with color and bold graphics, this awesome collection of the best rock posters of the decade is the only book in print that examines and illustrates this important movement in graphic design. More than 250 posters by over 50 designers, including Coop, Frank Kozik, Shepard Fairey, Firehouse 101, Leia Bell, Steven Cerio (including a Brown Cuts Neighbors flyer), Art Chantry, and many others, with posters for performers ranging from Sonic Youth to Willie Nelson, Nirvana to the Residents, Radiohead to Metallica. Softbound, color.
160 page full color paperback
Harry N. Abrams, 2003