25 Music Posters from 1995 to 2000

Poster designers and lovers, music fans, and 90s’ enthusiasts, this is for you. A roundup of 25 posters that’ll take you back, make you sing, and give you concert poster ideas galore. Whether you feel like taking in an old poster from Art Chantry or seeing how designers helped Pearl Jam spread the word back in the day, this post has your name all over it.

These posters were honored in PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual, which recognizes work from US designers by region (access 13 years’ worth of RDA winners here.)

Music and Concert Poster Ideas, 1995–2000

1. Poster for Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival, 1995

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Region: MW; Year: 1995; Poster for Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival DESIGN FIRM Muller+Co., Kansas City DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Jon Simonsen

2. Poster for Cheap Trick, 1996

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Region: MW; Year: 1996; Poster for Cheap Trick DESIGNER Scott Johnson/Scott Johnson Design, Rockford

3. Dwight Yoakam Limited-Edition Concert Poster, 1996

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Region: MW; Year: 1996; Limited-edition print/concert poster for Dwight Yoakam/Riverport DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Ted Wright/Ted Wright Illustration, Hillsboro ART DIRECTOR Dwight Yoakam/Boreman Entertainment

4. Benefit Concert Poster, 1997

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Region: SW; Year: 1997; Poster promoting a benefit concert DESIGN FIRM Pannell St. George ART DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHER Cap Pannell COPYWRITER Carol St. George CLIENT Grace United Methodist Church

5. Poster for New York City Opera, 1997

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Region: NY; Year: 1997; Poster for New York City Opera DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Rafal Olbinski/Olbinski Studio ART DIRECTOR Ann Murphy/Nappi Eliran Murphy

6. Theater Poster, 1997

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Region: MW; Year: 1997; Theater poster DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Scott McKowen, Lansing CLIENT Arena Stage

7. Poster for Wave Music, 1997

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Region: MW; Year: 1997; Poster for Wave Music ART DIRECTOR Tom Cheevers/Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago DESIGNERS Tom Cheevers, John Taylor COPYWRITER Larry Lipson

8. Poster for Wave Music, 1997

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Region: MW; Year: 1997; Poster for Wave Music ART DIRECTOR Tom Cheevers/Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago DESIGNERS Tom Cheevers, John Taylor COPYWRITER Larry Lipson

9. Poster for Tasty Shows, 1997

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Region: FW; Year: 1997; Poster for Tasty Shows DESIGN FIRM Shawn Wolfe Design, Seattle DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Shawn Wolfe

10. Concert poster for Figurehead Promotions, 1997

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Region: S; Year: 1997; Concert poster for Figurehead Promotions DESIGNER Thomas Scott/Eye Noise, Orlando

11. Pearl Jam Poster, 1997

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Region: NY; Year: 1997; Poster for Pearl Jam DESIGN FIRM Ward Sutton Studio ART DIRECTOR Barry Ament DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Ward Sutton

12. Poster for Stereolab, 1998

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Region: FW; Year: 1998; Poster for Stereolab DESIGNER Art Chantry, Seattle ILLUSTRATOR Owen Connell PRINTER BLT CLIENT The Showbox

13. Poster for The Ventures, 1998

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Region: FW; Year: 1998; Poster for The Ventures DESIGNER Art Chantry, Seattle PRINTER BLT CLIENT Crocodile Cafe

14. Poster for Built to Spill, 1998

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Region: FW; Year: 1998; Poster for Built to Spill DESIGNER Art Chantry, Seattle PRINTER BLT CLIENT Dave Crider/Estrus Records

15. Elliot Smith Concert Poster, 1999

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Region: S; Year: 1999; Poster for Figurehead Productions’ concert by Elliott Smith DESIGNER Jeff Matz/Lure, Orlando

16. Poster Promoting Mary-Chapin Carpenter, 1999

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Region: South; Year: 1999; Poster promoting Mary-Chapin Carpenter DESIGN FIRM Yee-Haw Industries, Knoxville DESIGNERS Julie Belcher, Kevin Bradley ILLUSTRATOR Julie Belcher

17. Concert Poster for Pearl Jam, 1998

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Region: NY; Year: 1998; Concert poster for Pearl Jam DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Ward Sutton ART DIRECTOR Barry Ament

18. Poster for St. Patrick Center Benefit Concert, 1999

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Region: MW; Year: 1999; Poster for St. Patrick Center benefit concert DESIGN FIRM Bartels & Co., St. Louis ART DIRECTOR David Bartels DESIGNER Ron Rodemacher ILLUSTRATOR Gary Kelley

19. Pearl Jam Concert Poster

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Region: FW; Year: 1999; Poster for Pearl Jam concert DESIGN FIRM Ames Design, Seattle DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Coby Schultz

20. Poster for King of Hawaii/Tractor Tavern, 1999

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Region: FW; Year: 1999; Poster for King of Hawaii/Tractor Tavern DESIGNER Art Chantry/Art Chantry Design Company, Seattle

21. Tour Poster for the Pietasters and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, 1999

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Region: FW; Year: 1999; Tour poster for the Pietasters and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Tavis Coburn, Los Angeles ART DIRECTOR Kristin Vanderlip CLIENT Hellcat Records/Epitaph Records

22.  Concert Poster for Bill Graham Presents, 2000

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Region: FW; Year: 2000; Concert poster for Bill Graham Presents, San Francisco ART DIRECTOR Arlene Owseichik DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Brian Biggs

23. Concert Poster for Bill Graham Presents, 2000

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Region: FW; Year: 2000; Concert poster for Bill Graham Presents, San Francisco ART DIRECTOR Arlene Owseichik DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Bill Koeb

24. Concert poster for Bill Graham Presents, 2000

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Region: FW; Year: 2000; Concert poster for Bill Graham Presents, San Francisco ART DIRECTOR Arlene Owseichik DESIGNERS Rex Ray, Rupert Adley ILLUSTRATOR Rex Ray

25. Concert poster for Bill Graham Presents, 2000

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Region: FW; Year: 2000; Concert poster for Bill Graham Presents, San Francisco ART DIRECTOR Arlene Owseichik ILLUSTRATOR Christopher Peterson

We hope you found some inspiration from these concert posters. If you think your own poster design has what it takes, enter HOW’s Poster Design Awards, where you’ll find much-deserved recognition, regardless of how many years you have under your belt. Deadline: Nov. 6, 2015. 

 

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