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Powerhouse Factories is a rock poster shop and design studio. We are a group of multidisciplinary artists who share a passion for rock & roll and design. In 2004, we started making posters for our favorite bands. Our energy and success is rooted in the hands-on, DIY process of rock poster design and printing, and a rich understanding of the culture. We spot niche trends that inform and enable the creation of powerful rock poster designs that have been featured in publications and galleries all over the world. We immerse ourselves in the rock poster counter culture by going to and experiencing shows and festivals and various other cultural events. This gives us unique insights into what's emerging, what's relevant and what is past its prime. Then we thought, there are brands out there that need this kind of thinking. Fast forward almost a decade, and we are translating the same spirit of collaboration and artistic drive into projects for our music industry clients through our rock poster shop and Fortune 500 companies through our brand-building agency.


"Written by the founders of Powerhouse Factories, a successful design studio specializing in rock posters, this book is part art technique reference book and part art monograph.... Covers good professional practice, offering a wealth of business advice for the prospective gig poster designer. This guide has strong crossover potential among readers interested in music, design, and graphic technique." --Library Journal

"Everything you need to know about creating something remarkable. And I mean everything. Design tools-painting, stencils, Xerox, lithography and more. Trends and design styles over the decades. How to meet and work with bands. Profiles of poster artists. And, of course, lots and lots of examples from bands like the Foo Fighters." --The Journal of Musical Things
"Learn how to design incredible and iconic gig posters with Show Poster's tips, and step-by-step instructions, to win over fans." * Format Magazine *

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