Sunday, January 13, 2008

Postermaking Pair Par Excellence

Certainly one of the most prominent commercial art forms since the 2nd half of the last century, rock posters are also, lucky for us, one of the most affordable. And one of the most exciting creators of modern rock posters were just introduced to me by PopDrawer reader Jeanne O’Brien Ebiri, a film producer in New York (married to writer/director/film critic Bilge Ebiri). Aesthetic Apparatus is the duo of Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski out of Minneapolis. Turns out PopDrawer has been enjoying their work for years without knowing them. The bands for whom they’ve done posters include, among many others, Cake, The New Pornographers, Spoon, and The Decembrists. Best thing about rock posters, other than the gorgeous images? Dirt cheap art!! Most of the posters offered by Aesthetic Apparatus are $20. In the future PopDrawer will be featuring more poster artists, but the talented team at Aesthetic Apparatus seem like a beautiful place to begin.

Aesthetic Apparatus -- Aesthetic Apparatus store

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