AIGA NM Film Screening: 'AMERICAN ARTIFACT: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art'

Saturday Aug 3, 2013

3405 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 255-1848
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Join AIGA NM at the Guild Cinema for "AMERICAN ARTIFACT: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art"$8..........This is the story of one of America's truest folk art forms, the rock poster.The film explores the history / rise of the current rock poster movement in America, and features a cast of quirky /interesting, and extremely talented rock poster artists telling the story of their underground art movement. It features interviews with renown artists including Stanley Mouse, Victor Moscoso, Frank Kozik, Art Chantry, EMEK, Tara McPherson,Derek Hess, COOP, Jay Ryan, and more, as well as fans, collectors, and musicians. Beginning in the 1960s in San Francisco with the birth of the dance concert, a rock poster accompanied almost every show that was put on during that era. Soon, people began pulling the posters off of the telephone poles, almost as quickly as they were put up, and promoters such as Bill Graham started to give them out at the end of his shows to advertise the next week's show. The art, both beautiful and edgy, closely parallels the changes in American culture throughout the decades.