Working with gig posters is almost inevitable when you’re a graphic designer. It’s like a rite of passage before one can call himself a graphic designer; a way to practice and apply new concepts they may have picked up along the way. Whether it’s for profit or for fun, creating posters for concerts and such would be a nice addition to your skill set.
Professional poster designing isn’t for everyone though. Anyone who’d like to try their luck at designing posters would need to have creativity, the right tools, and a lot of patience. It’s hard work but it’s worth it. That’s because there’s one thing that sets poster design apart from other graphic design mediums – freedom. While there is a central theme to work around, you’re pretty much free to experiment and play around with a concept as long as the objective is met. That is what makes gig posters fun.
Here are some creative examples of concert posters from different users. Click on the posters to find out more about the artist who made them.