Having been going to punk and hardcore in and around DC, New York, and Boston for over half my life I have seen my fair share of show flyers and posters. When it comes to punk posters it is fairly easy to whip one of these off, especially for such an iconic band as Rancid. You need several of these elements in any combination: 1) skull 2) reference to a youth crew 3) an anarchy/straightedge/peace/vegan/upside-down flag/mohawk symbol, 4) reference to “punk is not dead”, 5) picture of band looking miffed showing their sleeve of ink, 6) horribly done type that is made to be almost illegible due to being written in sharpie or photocopied beyong recoginition, 7) a myspace web address, 8) only black, white, and red can be used for a color scheme and 9) no sexy portrayals of women, men, plants, minerals, or animals.
In truth, the idea came off of listening to Rancid’s album “Indestructible,” especially the song “Spirit of ’87” which has such a military pin-up sounding name. And nothing beats a beautiful woman and falling bombs considering our current political situations.
The limited-edition, silk-screened poster will be available at the show as well as on El JEFE DESIGN. Check out our new store for all your poster needs by clicking here.
This is part of our ongoing local artist concert poster and hanbill gallery — if you are an artist, or band and would like to submit the poster or handbill from your upcoming show email the poster image with artist information, and show information including a blurb about the show and the poster to posters [at] mudsugar [dot] com. Please make sure images are at least 416 pixels wide but no larger than 1mb.