Around these parts? Mid-March means the opening of carnie season when we start our new year of shows. And it’s super exciting to always get to break out of the evergrey of a long long Pittsburgh winter (ummm, it snowed this past weekend. I mean, come on!) with our first trip and show of the year to sunny, warm and awesome Austin, TX.
Don’t mess with it.
We are super honored and really proud this year to have been asked to design all of the Flatstock 29 official and exclusive identity work, from banners, badges, posters, handbills and more. We also hand silkscreen printed a limited edition of the Flatstock 29 poster that we will have for sale at our booth in Austin, and then also on our website here too. If you are down at Flatstock and see these pieces, right on! We did our job well
We’ll also have a HUGE slew of Test Prints that I’ve been working on for a top-secret project (but details will be coming soon) for early next year. In the meantime, hopefully some of your will enjoy the current crop of them. ‘Cause Cousin? We got a bunch for ya.
What is Flatstock? It’s over 75-100 currently working poster artists coming to show their talents, display and sell their work and talk with new people about what we do and why. And yep, hire us! And yes, Flatstock Austin is FREE to attend and open to the public!
The details for you:
The very first Flatstock Poster Convention of the year will once again be held in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Festival. This is our 29th Flatstock to date, and the Austin Flatstock is always FREE to attend & definitely wide open to the public. We are in a new room this year, so check below for a convenient map to help you find over 75 poster artists from around the world displaying & selling their rock posters. Hope to see you there!
- Wednesday March 16th – Saturday March 19, 2011
- Wednesday 3/16 – 2pm – 6pm (note this is the ONLY half day)
- Thursday 3/17 – 11am – 6pm
- Friday 3/18 – 11am – 6pm
- Saturday 3/19 – 11am – 6pm
- Austin Convention Center – Level 1, Ballrooms A, B, C at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701 (see map below)
You DO NOT need to have badges to be able to attend Flatstock 29. It’s FREE & open to the public! For more info on Flatstock 29 & the SXSW Festival click here.
“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.
The API is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving poster artists and promoting the art form. Both the API and its FLATSTOCK series were organized in 2002 as a result of conversations between interested artists and supporters frequenting the popular website GigPosters.com. The best concert posters have always captured both the essence of the music they promoted and the spirit of the time in which they were produced. This is as true today as it was in San Francisco during the Sixties.
The 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 — they provide the API with a way to present the poster artists collectively while showcasing the breadth of individual styles they represent.”
THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING FLATSTOCK 29 ARTISTS (subject to change):
The Bird Machine Inc
Burlesque of North America
Decoder Ring Design Concern
Delicious Design League
Douze Studio Dresden
Furturtle Show Prints
Hero Design Studio
Idiot or Genius?
Industry Print Services
John Howard / Monkeyink
Kevin Tong Illustration
La-La Land Posters
Methane Studios, Inc
Mike King/Crash Design
Powerslide Design Co
Sandusky Bay Poster Works
The Silent Giants
South Austin Popular Culture Cen…
Subject Matter Studio
Tara McPherson – Cotton Candy Ma…
Two Arms Inc
Under Pressure Screen Printing