Gig Poster Power: A defence of design in music, is a new exhibition opening at London’s Design Festival this month


If you’ve ever been to London’s Flood Gallery – or even if you haven’t – you’ll know that gig posters don’t have to consist of a corny photo of a band with a list of dates scrawled over their faces. In America, especially, posters for live shows are where you’ll find some of the greatest illustrations around, and so London-based creative agency Clinic are bringing a collection of gig posters to London Design Festival this month.

Gig Poster Power is billed as ‘a defence of design in music’, at a time when the digital music market has affected design almost as much as anything else, with album sleeves now largely viewed as thumbnails on our phones, and the same going for posters for shows.

The exhibition will be a free and at Clinic’s London HQ (32-38 Saffron Hill London, EC1N 8FH) from 21-25 September.

Opening times will be 10am-4pm.