After much thought, I decided I needed some cool screen-printed posters to adorn the walls. There are a million amazing screen printed posters and prints out there right now, but I started to find that they were all pretty small. Most of my favorites that I found that were big enough turned out to be band posters. I'm not really a band poster kind of girl, but these are not the band posters I grew up with - no 40" x 50" huge blown up pictures of the artists or anything like that. (r.i.p. my favorite Beastie Boys poster) So I embraced the idea of cool band posters in my kitchen. At first, my criteria was that it had to be a band I had either seen or that I really love. Unfortunately, it seemed that most of the bands I love do not have posters that go with my color scheme. And since I have only seen, um, one band this year (Iron & Wine), that made my list pretty limited. So I just decided to go on pure aesthetic and the remaining criteria was that I had to at least own some music by said band. To kick things off, Greg gave me this one from my etsy wishlist for Christmas:
Iron & Wine - the only band I have seen this year and a music mood that I have really been into lately. I loved the orange with the muted blue and brown. This is by Hero Design Studio.
Since I really liked those colors, I was trying to stay within that general color theme. I wanted a Fleet Foxes poster to go with my Iron & Wine indie folk obsession but their posters just weren't doing it for me. Bummer. Here is what I have found:
Then I found this fabulous "Indies Only" poster by Large Mammal - it lists a bunch of bands and half of them I have never heard of, but I do own a Band of Horses CD which is listed -criteria met. This poster is now sold out, but he had a TON of fabulous ones to choose from. I may be back for more....
Many of these posters were found by searching through GigPosters.com - it made it really easy to find poster images of bands I knew, but unfortunately some of them were a tease since many of them were sold out. It's totally worth checking out, though. Look what I just found on the home page!