The twelve best concert poster designers in Denver
Denver is full of excellent artists and designers, whose images successfully articulate the mood of a show before anyone hears the music. Here are thirteen of the best, from the most commercially successful artists to those starting out, from those who have worked for major music festivals to those who focus on the underground. Most of them are easy to contact if you would like to work with them -- you'll find email addresses or web sites below.
Design credits below.
Arianne Garcia's work has most recently cropped up for shows at 7th Circle Music Collective. Her distinctive and spare black ink images on white paper are often light dig at social expectations in the long tradition of punk rock iconoclasm. That she has developed a typographic style for her flyers sets her far apart from someone just throwing some information on to an appropriate image.
For the last couple of years, you may have seen Alex Fiedler's work gracing flyers for shows that don't even include his own band, Chase Ambler. Still, there is a pattern: Most of his work is for all-ages shows. There is a superficial resemblance in his work to a mixture of Edward Gorey and Raymond Pettibon, because the images are so striking. But Fiedler cites Julia Gfrörer, Anders Nilsen and his artist grandfather Jim Fiedler as stylistic influences. As with everyone else on this list, Fiedler also employs a typographical scheme in his flyer designs that highlights the information clearly even when informed by an irreverent sense of humor.
Not as active in recent months, Century has designed flyers for every show she booked or in which she has been a performer. Also an accomplished cartoonist, Century honed her flyer conceptualization and design with an aesthetic informed in part by super hero comics of the '80s and 9'0s as well as alternative comics from the same era, especially the Hernandez Brothers of Love & Rockets fame. Even for the smallest of shows, Century uses imagery that make you want to know what kind of bands were playing.