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.

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Posters and Handbills Featuring Modern Poster Artists

image date cat. no. venue artist for sale
12/14/71
12/20/93
01/29/94
03/13/94
05/04/94
05/12/94

Performers:

Pavement
3D's
Ass Ponys
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06/06/94
07/06/94
08/16/94
08/29/94
09/30/94

Performers:

Mule
Shellac
Dis
10/07/94
10/12/94
11/25/94
11/30/94
12/12/94
02/18/95
03/12/95
03/17/95

Performers:

Drovers
04/14/95

Performers:

Cows
Chokebore
05/05/95

Performers:

Craw
Dimbulb
Philo Beddow
06/08/95
06/25/95

Performers:

Red Aunts
Bassholes
07/19/95

Performers:

Mule
Mousetrap
Love Nut
08/28/95
09/01/95
09/02/95

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Visual Jams
10/01/95

Performers:

Kepone
Unsane
Guzzard
11/25/95

Performers:

Craw
Glazed Baby
12/15/95
02/06/96
03/23/96
03/29/96

Performers:

Craw
Throckmorton
04/22/96

Performers:

Cibo Matto
Throckmorton
06/07/96

Performers:

Art show for D. Hess
08/07/96
10/09/96

Performers:

Sheilbound
Arcwelder
Flour
04/25/97
04/27/94

Performers:

Allman Brothers
04/30/94
10/02/94

Performers:

Pavement
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01/28/95

Performers:

Helmet
Kepone
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03/14/95

Performers:

Black Crowes
03/19/95

Performers:

Live
Sponge
04/23/95

Performers:

Danzig
Marilyn Manson
Korn
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08/22/95
10/10/95

Performers:

KMFDM
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10/31/95

Performers:

Seaweed
11/09/95

Performers:

Garbage
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11/12/95

Performers:

Boss Hog
11/21/95

Performers:

Blues Traveler
12/08/95

Performers:

Phish
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01/01/96

Performers:

Possum Dixon
02/10/96
02/22/96

Performers:

Hum
Mercury Rev
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