Friday, April 25, 2008

The Artful Home: Hammerpress Gigposters

Band posters have come such a long way since I plastered every inch of my teenage bedroom with glossy images of sweaty, shirtless rockers (sorry, Mom).

These gigposters from Hammerpress, the Kansas City, Missouri letterpress studio run by Brady Vest and Lindsay Laricks, are a prime example. Subtle and beautifully rendered, they're truly frame-worthy -- and you still get to show off your favorite acts, like Elvis Costello, above, $50.

Neko Case (love her!), $25

Decemberists, $25

Yo La Tengo, $25

Camera Obscura, $25

The New Pornographers, $25

Blonde Redhead, $25

Low, $25

Funnyman David Sedaris, $50

Though gigposters are Hammerpress's stock in trade, their non-performance images are definitely worth a look as well. Above: Man Silhouette, $12

Merde mini print, $10 (I'm having one of those days, and may just have to snap up this one)

Hammerpress has several more signed and numbered limited-edition prints available from Portland's Office PDX, including 013 and 975, above, $100 each.

See more letterpress goodness from Hammerpress right here.

(Pssst -- if you're in the Portland area, Office is hosting a Hammerpress print show that will be up through May 24. Show details are here, and prints are for sale here.)

4 comments:

Leslie (Reclaiming Miss Havisham) said...

I'm from Nashville so to me there is no poster other than Hatch Show Print. Anything else feels like I'm cheating on a lover.

Mary T. said...

Ha -- fun. We just finally had a Yo La Tengo poster framed that we bought at a concert four years ago!

Topsy Turvy said...

Great designs!
-Lana

Mrs. Blandings said...

Their studio is cool, too. They did Mr. Blandings's 40th b-day party invites for me. Fab.

 

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