Usually, when designing something, you’re faced with a whole load of constraints and limitations. But it’s not always the case when you’re designing a gig poster – those constraints are often lifted and you’re allowed to be much more creative and expressive with your art.
Gig posters in particular add a new level of challenge, because they often need to sum up the mood of the music, as well as the style of the band – which are usually things that are far too complex to put into words. Gig posters, when done right, can be works of art in themselves, and it’s not unusual to see them selling for a high price on eBay after the event.
We’ve decided to showcase a selection of amazingly designed gig posters that highlight incredible work from some very talented artists. We hope they inspire you for your next poster project.