Print Club London’s Blistering music posters show

For the 2014 edition of Print Club London’s annual Blisters poster show, the screenprint specialists are looking to music for inspiration.

Terry Pastor, Daft Punk
Terry Pastor, Daft Punk

The show is the fifth annual Blisters exhibition, and will display a curated selection of 40 prints by 40 artists, all for sale at £40 each.

 Founders of Print Club London Rose Stallard and Fred Higginson say, ‘We’ve always had the idea of doing a music-based Blisters – there have always been screen-printed gig posters, especially in America, although now more popular here in the UK. So it seemed the most obvious and natural thing that we would eventually do a Blisters music-inspired show.’

Taking cues from the artists’ favourtie band, gig, musician or song, the pieces range from this gorgeous Bauhaus-esque Bowie print, by Concepcion Studios:

Concepcion Studios, Bowie live at the Rainbow
Concepcion Studios, Bowie live at the Rainbow

To Hattie Stewart’s characteristically colourful Beyonce homage:

Hattie Stewart, Beyonce
Hattie Stewart, Beyonce

To Ben Marsh’s Red Hot Chill Peppers print, which harks back to the era when the band’s sartorial efforts frequently relied on nudity and socks:

Ben Marsh, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Ben Marsh, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Among the designers and artists feature in the show at Stanley Donwood, Fred Deakin and iconic punk designer Jamie Reid.

Throughout the show’s two-day tenure Print Club London will also be hosting a gig from Fiction Records and a series of screenings by G . F Smith, while burger-mongers Lucky Chip and cocktail experts Ruby’s will be on hand to serve up refreshment on the opening night.

Ted's Draws, Loose Ends
Ted’s Draws, Loose Ends

Blisters: Sound session takes place on 12 and 13 September at Print Club London, MC Motors, 28 Millers Avenue, Dalston E8 DS

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