Best Of 2017

Best Showcase for Rock Concert Posters: 'Show Posters: The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters'

Best Showcase for Rock Concert Posters

The book Show Posters: The Art and Practice of Making Gig Posters was released in April, offering a great overview of the printing and design effort that goes into making compelling graphics for concert poster art. Written and compiled by Pat Jones and Ben Nunery, the founders of nationally renowned Northern Kentucky-based concert poster shop Powerhouse Factories, it is more than just an interesting read about the processes (and history) behind such artwork. The hardcover book is also visually captivating, showcasing contemporary posters from some of today’s best print shops and designers. Powerhouse’s own work is well represented, as are many posters from shows that took place in our area (including ones for gigs by Cincinnati-affiliated bands like The Greenhornes, The Harlequins and Walk the Moon). Powerhouse Factories, 33 E. Ninth St., Newport, Ky., powerhousefactories.com.