A new addition to the inventory of Classic Posters is the art of modern poster artists Emek, Derek Hess, and Mark Arminski. Our Modern Poster Index is being developed now and will soon be online.

Punk rocker and poet Henry Rollins dubbed Emek “the thinking man's poster artist.” In Emek’s posters, psychedelic 60s imagery collides with 90s post-industrial iconography. Emek posters have advertised performances by B.B. King, the Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Marilyn Manson, and Neil Young. Over the last decade, Emek’s work has been shown in galleries across the United States, and in Berlin, London, and Tokyo.

Performers from Iggy Pop to Joan Baez to the Smashing Pumpkins have commissioned Mark Arminski to design concert posters and handbills for their live shows. Arminski’s silk-screened and printed posters, album covers, and event handbills bridge the generational gap between 60s psychedelic and 90s grunge sensibilities in rock art.

Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess has tested the waters of both the music and art world with posters for bands such as Pantera, Pink Floyd, and Pearl Jam. Hess also created CD covers for bands like Motion City Soundtrack and Unearth. He has been featured on television shows and in magazines—MTV, Fuse, VH1, Alternative Press, and Juxtapoz.

The PCL, or Phil Cushway Litho series began in 1988 and is comprised of well over 200 different images. A great number of these posters were created by the late Gary Grimshaw as Art Director for Artrock at the time. We are pleased to offer many pieces designed and signed by Grimshaw, who happens to be one of our favorite artists.

Original Poster

Posters and Handbills Featuring Mark Arminski

image date cat. no. venue artist for sale
03/03/96

Performers:

Oasis
03/12/96
03/19/96
03/20/96
03/29/96
04/04/96

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The Verve Pipe
04/05/96
04/06/96

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25th Annual Hash Bash
Sold Out
04/13/96

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Iggy Pop
04/16/96

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Cows
Primus
04/18/96
04/27/96
05/03/96

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Tori Amos
Willie Porter
05/04/96
05/07/96
05/11/96
06/12/96

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311
The Urge
06/12/96
06/13/96
06/19/96

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Widespread Panic
07/01/96
07/19/96

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Tori Amos
07/30/96
08/16/96

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Alanis Morissette
08/23/96

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Melissa Etheridge
08/24/96

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Black Crowes
09/07/96

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Allman Brothers
09/07/96
09/17/96

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Smashing Pumpkins
09/28/96
10/17/96

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Los Lobos
10/18/96
11/10/96

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Ani DiFranco
11/15/96

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B.B. King
11/15/96
Sold Out
11/26/96
12/06/96

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Rush
12/13/96
12/31/96

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Nude Silkscreen
01/01/97

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The Iguanas
02/05/97
02/06/97

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Laurie Anderson
02/20/97

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Silverchair
02/28/97

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Wallflowers
03/10/97

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Metallica
03/24/97

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Cream
Indigo Girls
03/25/97

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Bush
04/03/97

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Iggy Pop
04/20/97

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Bob Dylan
04/21/97

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Bush
Veruca Salt
04/22/97
04/24/97

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Pavement
Sold Out
04/25/97
05/09/97

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No Doubt
05/24/97
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