It is just us, or have the posters for Pearl Jam’s spring 2016 tour been even better than usual? Things got off to a great start on April 8 and 9 in Florida with watery images by Brad Klausen and Chuck Sperry. On April 18, San Francisco artist Zio Ziegler unveiled his first poster for the band for its show at the Hampton Coliseum. A week-and-a-half later, fans attending the show in Philly on the 29th got a chance to pick up a taxidermy-themed print by Emek. And then on May 1 and 2, those lucky enough to score tickets for Pearl Jam’s return to Madison Square Garden were treated to a gorgeous owl by BioWorkz (aka, Ben Kwok) on the first night and a pair of dancing dragons by David Welker the next. A few more dates in Canada remain, including one tonight, then it’s on to Bonnaroo in June and a couple of ball parks in August, each of which should spur a mini-series of its own. Can’t wait!
The other night at Moonalice’s 420 event, a TRPS member suggested we do more programming about paper-conservation techniques. Coincidentally, I just came across this video produced by the National Postal Museum at the Smithsonian. It’s actually one of several videos and pages at the National Postal Museum devoted to Preservation. Let us know if you find it helpful!
Our good friend Adam Hirschfelder from the California Historical Society has kindly alerted us to this cool opportunity for rock poster artists interested in creating Summer of Love-themed images for 36 bus kiosks on Market Street in San Francisco. Their work will be on Market for three months in 2017, during the 50th anniversary of this watershed cultural event. Artist will be paid to create six designs, each of which will be printed at 68 inches high by 47 ¼ inches wide. Above is an image by Robert Minervini from 2015. The application deadline is June 6, 2016, but there’s lots more information at sfartscommission.org.