Archive for March, 2010

Solo Exhibit!

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Louisville’s First Friday Derby Hop and Opening Reception!

Please join us this Friday, April 2nd, from 5-9pm for the Opening Reception of The Hand-Printed Art of Cricket Press. Cricket Press is a Lexington-based studio that designs and hand prints silk-screened posters for music events, art openings, propaganda and more. Meet the artists, Brian and Sara Turner, for a signing of their recently published first book, The Hand-Printed Art of Cricket Press at the opening!

Rock Paper Show!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Cricket Press is proud to announce we’re in a great new book:

Rock Paper Show documents the first decade of the twenty-first century as the high-water mark in the storied intersection of graphic design and music. Against the backdrop of the digital- music revolution, the rock poster reemerged during this period as the calling card of impossibly talented new artists and design studios brought up on Black Flag, Joy Division, the Flaming Lips, and the Melvins. Simultaneously, the posters that these studios produced were celebrated by a rapidly growing nation of indie-rock fans who all woke up one day craving beautiful new music-related objects in their lives. The excitement—matched equally in the design and music worlds—was captured by and celebrated via the birth and rapid rise of Flatstock, the American Poster Institute’s ongoing rock-poster exhibition.

Since its inception in 2002, Flatstock has evolved into the definitive showcase of the most talented poster artists working today. Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume One is an editorial and visual history of the first 20 Flatstocks, with contributions from the artists and studios that regularly attend the events and the bands who are often the subjects of the posters, as well as critics and collectors involved in this community. Rock Paper Show collects for the first time the original posters created for each Flatstock by the attending studios. Veteran poster-makers take the reader on behind-the-scenes looks at the studios, the artists, the regional scenes, and the personalities of this vibrant and varied community.

Curated by Geoff Peveto (president, American Poster Institute).

We’ll be at Flatstock 24!

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 24 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. Posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques will be on display and for sale as well as additional merchandise. 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.

Austin Convention Center Level 1, Exhibit Hall 1

  • Thurs. 3/18
    1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Fri. 3/19 - Sat. 3/20
    10:00am - 6:00pm