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Flatstock 33, SXSW, movie premiere & HGTV poster news!

Flatstock, in Austin TX during SXSW Music Festival

Here we go!

The very first Flatstock Rock Poster Convention of 2012 is right around the corner and we’re getting all of our posters, prints, tees, test prints and thingamajigs into gear. We’re chomping at the bit and rarin’ to go with lots of new work to show at first taste of Spring and favorite Texas town during the amazing SXSW Music Festival.

Flatstock 33 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. The exhibition is free and open-to-the-public running March 14-17 and features posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques for sale. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you won’t want to leave empty handed!) The exhibition is free and open to the public.

This year is just slightly more exciting than ever with a couple of added events in Texas.

  • Wednesday 3/14: Hot gig poster printing awesomeness! We were commissioned by the HGTV network to design a poster for one of 4 showcase nights of great music they will be hosting at SXSW at their beautifully renovated venue, The Studio. Our silkscreen poster (see the design below) will be hand printed on-site by Andy MacDougall of Squeegeeville with the help of Austin’s own Coronado Studio during the opening night of The Studio on Wednesday 3/14 and we’ll be there too, signing posters and they are completed and handing them out to the first 300 folks at the show.  (Note, you must be a registered SXSW participant to attend The Studio showcase shows.) The bands appearing for Wednesday night’s showcase are:  Say HiYoung OrchidsOh MercySean Bones, The Pierces & Girl In A Coma. For more info about HGTV’s The Studio, full band and poster artist list click here.

This limited edition, hand silkscreen printed poster will be available exclusively at The Studio by HGTV on 3/14 during the show.

  • Thursday 3/15: We will be appearing at the SXSW Film Festival Premiere of the poster documentary film Just Like Being There by director Scout Shannon on March 15th at 4:15pm at The Vimeo Theater (inside the Convention Center at 201 Trinity St.) and Allison will be speaking after the Premiere in a Q & A session with a selection of other Flatstock posters artists who also appear in the film.

The Details!

Who: Over 100 working rock poster artists from all around the globe. Click here for the list of Flatstock 33 participating artists.

Where: Flatstock 33 at SXSW in the Austin Convention Center on Level 1 – Ballrooms A, B, C – same place as last year!

When:

  • Wednesday 3/14 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Thursday 3/15 – Saturday 3/17 11:00am – 6:00pm

What: 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 and happens  4-6 times a year with scheduled shows in Austin, TX at SXSW, Barcelona Spain during Primavera Music Festival, Chicago, IL during Pitchfork Music Festival, Seattle WA at Bumbershoot Fest, and in Hamburg Germany during the Reeperbahn Festival.

If you are in Austin for SXSW we hope to see you at the amazing Flatstock Rock Poster Convention, so come say hello!

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Flatstock 29, SXSW Festival & Austin, TX here we come!

All of the Flatstock 29 identity designed by exclusively us at strawberryluna this year!

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!

Dates:

  • Wednesday March 16th – Saturday March 19, 2011

Hours:

  • 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

Location:

  • 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.”

Click to see a larger map.

Click to see a larger map.

THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING FLATSTOCK 29 ARTISTS (subject to change):

Adam Pobiak

Animal Rummy

Anville

BadMoon Studios

Billy Perkins

The Bird Machine Inc

Boss Construction

BRIANEWING.com

The Bungaloo

Burlesque of North America

Carlos Hernandez

Clintprints

Cricket Press

Crosshair

Dan Grzeca/Ground-Up

Dan Stiles

Daniel Danger

Decoder Ring Design Concern

Delicious Design League

DKNG

Douze Studio Dresden

Empire Press

f2design

Furturtle Show Prints

Ghost-Town Studios

GIGART

Gigposters.com

guyburwell

Hero Design Studio

Hosco Press

Idiot or Genius?

Industry Print Services

Insurgent Arts

James Flames

Jason Munn

John Howard / Monkeyink

Kevin Tong Illustration

Kollective Fusion

La-La Land Posters

Landland

Lil Tuffy

Lure Design

MadPixel

Magnificent Beard

Mercerrock

Methane Studios, Inc

Micah Smith

Mig Kokinda

Mike Budai

Mike King/Crash Design

Nakatomi

Nevada Hill

OchoLocoPress

Pedal Printing

Powerhouse Factories

Powerslide Design Co

Rural Rooster

Sandusky Bay Poster Works

Shawn Knight

The Silent Giants

South Austin Popular Culture Cen…

Squeegeeville.com

STANDARD DELUXE

strawberryluna

Subject Matter Studio

Tara McPherson – Cotton Candy Ma…

Todd Slater

Two Arms Inc

UKPA

Uncle Charlie

Under Pressure Screen Printing

Vahalla Studios

VGKids

Voodoo Catbox

Vrooooom Press

Young Monster


 

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