The American school of rock

A new film on the art of the US rock poster reveals a healthy resurgence in this historic artform. Mark Sinclair talks to the director of American Artifact

In her film, American Artifact, New York-based director Merle Becker charts the history of one of the true American artforms: the rock music poster. Inspired by the current resurgence in gig poster printing in the US, Becker sets off to talk to several of the leading practitioners; from the now legendary figures who made their name in the nascent scene of the 1960s, through the Xerox-based DIY generation, to the contemporary artists who are taking traditional craft skills into the digital age.

Read the full article (from August’s CR) here

And here’s the trailer

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