Flatstock is coming… Flatstock is coming!

Remember when you collected those posters in grade school with kittens hanging from trees and sad-eyed cocker spaniel puppies rolling out of a basket?

You do? Of course you do! You love collecting posters! In fact, you wish you could find cool posters to oogle and horde forever… if you could find some…

People. You might want to sit down for this.

Flatstock 16, the largest, cutest and most enthralling poster convention ever hits Austin next month at the SXSW festival.

cricket press

Flatstock is a poster convention presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and held in tandem with musical festivals across the country. When I say posters, I’m not taking about those plastic looking things that you got at the mall when you were a teenager. These are real-deal rock n’ roll posters buddy! Most of them are printed by hand by the artists themselves, who are usually on the other side of the table as you peruse their work. Here’s an article for you about how the festival got started and some of the people involved.

And here are some posters from Flatstocks past (like the one above by Cricket Press):

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Artists from left to right are: Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine, Iskra Print Collective, and Spike Press.

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~ by saguirl on February 22, 2008.

One Response to “Flatstock is coming… Flatstock is coming!”

  1. some day im gonna get to go. some day.

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