Sound & Vision: A decade of screen printed concert posters

Paul Gardner

Exhibition opening. 1/18/2018 at Ditch Gallery in the Wyman Building, downtown Minneapolis.

Reporting back on this. I had a great time on Thursday, thank you to everyone who came out. Sorry I couldn't chat with everyone, too many people, not enough time. BUT I'm thinking about doing it again, seriously I just might. Stay tuned. Here are a few photos from the night. Talk soon! – Paul

I'll be showing every poster I've ever made over the past 10 years. If you're in the Twin Cities, come on out this Thursday (1/18) for a chance to win this Wilco poster signed by the entire band! You MUST be present in order to win though. 

FLORAFAUNA Ltd. + Martin Patrick 3

Paul Gardner

We're excited excited to announce that we have a selection of our Test Prints on display and available for purchase at Martin Patrick 3 here in Minneapolis, MN. I'd argue it's the best men's fashion/lifestyle boutique on the planet and it's located right here in the North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis. Stop by if you're local, I promise you will not be disappointed. It really is a great store! We'll be rotating the Test Prints on a bi-monthly basis to keep things fresh. 

Beyond The Fleeting Moment

Paul Gardner

We're pretty big Wilco fans, and not just because they're an incredibly prolific rock 'n' roll icon of a band that we get to work with on a regular basis creating screen printed posters for their shows. But because these guys truly are the real deal. All the way down through management, I cannot say enough good about them. From donating merch sales to charity to offering their new, unexpected album "Star Wars" as a free gift. Wilco has massive amounts of respect for the music they make and also for their fans. We are super honored and excited to announce Beyond The Fleeting Moment, a limited-edition, 224-page hardcover Wilco poster book that includes seven Florafauna posters. Also, the collection was curated by Jeff Tweedy himself!

The challenge that comes along with creating an image that becomes an "icon of the memory of the experience of a concert" is something we’ve always embraced. Add to that the challenge of designing something that fans will want to display on the walls of their homes for years to come, and you’ve got one tall order. We’ve been lucky enough to work with Wilco for nearly ten years now. These are more than just posters that advertise an event. They're a visual extension of the music. They are cultural artifacts.