Gig Posters Volume 2, created by Clay Hayes in 2001, is a living document on the modern rock poster movement and the ‘go to’ resource for music poster art featuring over 130,000 examples by 10,000 artists and designers from around the world. The first volume of Gig Posters (released in 2009) from Quirk Books was an outstanding collection of exciting and electric work, presented in large format and including 101 pull-out posters! Released this month is the long awaited second volume presenting a new collection of work that’s just as good as the first. Sticking to the original format, you have another 101 posters to grace your walls (among the 700 posters in total) with interviews and short biographies on each of the artists. Particular favorites from this edition include Craig Horky, Hyp Inc, R.Black and Joe Whyte.

Highly recommended, if not only for an incredibly cheap way to decorate your house with posters for bands such as The Flaming Lips, QOTSA and The New York Dolls, but also as a book that celebrates a collection of equally cool poster artists in an increasingly digital and sanitized age.

Gig Posters Volume 2 – By Clay Hayes of
Quirk Books
Paperback (with pull out pages) 208 pages
35.4 x 28.2 x 2.6 cm