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25 Creative, Beautifully Designed Gig Posters

As a designer, one of the most creative pieces of work you may be asked to do is to design a gig poster. Unlike web sites, logos & apps, gig posters are unique in that they only have minimal design constraints.

There’s very rarely a set brief and you’re usually allowed to have full creative control to design something that suits the mood, music & personality of the band. Of course, that brings with it a challenge – when you have a completely empty canvas prints, it can be extremely difficult to know where to start.

There’s also something that music lovers cherish about gig posters. While some might just see them as an advert for a show, there’s a huge group of music fans that collect gig posters because of the interesting, creative design. This obviously doesn’t happen often with typical adverts – there are very few people who collect print ads, after all – so what is it about gig posters that makes them so special? We believe beautifully, creatively designed gig posters not only capture the personality & style of the music and the band, but – when done right – they’re worth keeping.

We’ve brought together a showcase of creative, beautifully designed gig posters to help inspire you for your next print project.

Creative Gig Posters

Phish

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The National Gig Poster (Sad Version)

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Franz Ferdinand

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Acoustic Night Poster

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Sonic Arboretum

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The Wooden Sky

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The Ringo Jets

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A Night Sky Gig Poster

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Andrew Bird Gig Poster

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She and Him Gig Poster

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Snow Patrol

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Bloc Party

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The Shins

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Humaine, Early Adopters Gig Poster

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Daniel Higs

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Why I Like Robins Poster

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Gig Poster

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Bonobo Poster

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Mountain Goats Poster

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Built to Spill

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Boston Globe – Google

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Break Your Routine

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Concert poster #1

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The Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey

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Avett Brothers

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Are there any creative gig posters that you’ve found that deserve a mention? Let us know in the comments.

Author: Dan

Dan works for The Handpicked Collection and The Handpicked Foodstore. Outside of work he studies graphic and web design and tries to improve his Photoshop skills.