March 14 – 17 I’ll be exhibiting in Austin at the 33rd Flatstock poster event, co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and the SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive festival. Here’s the event page on sxsw.com, consider skipping my blathering if you want relevant infos on the subject.
I’m really super excited about this. Enough so to overcome my misgivings about being surrounded by a slew of ridiculously talented poster people offering stark contrast to my meager portfolio. Because if it’s anything at all like Chicago’s annual Flatstock event (held at and in conjunction with Pitchfork Music Festival, as well as the API of course) then it will be a great opportunity to shoot the breeze with poster-collectors (aka the best people on earth), hang with inky-fingered friends, meet some music biz pros, and maybe just maybe sell a few posters too.
Oh, and it’d be swell to catch some of the great music going on — I’m especially excited to catch at least one of Howlin Rain‘s three sets (they’re playing Tues, Weds, AND Thurs) and absolutely thrilled that my homeboys The Steepwater Band will be playing a showcase on Sunday. I’ll post details on that soon as I have ‘em!
If it’s anything not like Chicago’s version of Flatstock, then it won’t be a sweltering mid-July weekend in a largely-exposed tent on a paved road. (I’m complaining here, I absolutely love Flatstock in Chicago, I’m just looking forward to trying the whole poster-show thing indoors for the first time.) Sounds like a good excuse to wear a suit…
Aright I’m rambling here and still haven’t finished this website, so I’ll just leave this for now with shout-outs to Chicago poster friends also making the trip down to the United Sates of Texas, apologies if I missed anyone:
Crosshair (Dan MacAdam), Delicious Design League (Billy Baumann and Jason Teegarden-Downs), Fugscreens Studios (Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff), Sonnenzimmer (Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher), and The Bird Machine (Jay Ryan).