While our list of Best Album Covers (So Far) didn’t seem to follow our predictions of 5 Design Trends to Watch in 2015, quite a few of our favorite music posters did! Brush lettering, subtle gradients, airbrushing, and flat design have all featured prominently in the music poster year 2015 so far.
This collection includes posters of all purposes— album releases, festivals lineups, tour announcements and art prints. Some in particular catch our eyes by the ways they don’t follow our predictions, such as Field Day Festival’s odd proportions and Battles’ quirky fruit-themed tour announcement.
In a honorable mention, we also wanted to feature the work of Pixable, the digital media artists who, in a clever stunt to convey the disparity between the numbers of female and male acts booked for music festivals, photoshopped the all-male acts out of music festival lineup posters.
Check out the 30 best music posters of 2015 (so far) above and let us know what you think in the comments!
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Pitchfork Music Festival | Designed by Jay Ryan and Dan Black
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Capitol Hill Block Party | Designed by Hum Creative
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Bestival | Designed by Bestival
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Levitation Vancouver | Designed by Robin Gnista
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August Burns Red at Bogart's | Designed by Powerhouse Factories
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Patti Smith & Her Band at Primavera Sound | Designed by Tommy Davidson
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Destroy All Monsters presents Mothers | Designed by or8design
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Summer Camp Music Festival | Produced by Half Hazard Press
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Austerity Program / Sweet Cobra - Chicago | Designed by The Bird Machine
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Bside June | Designed by Saeed Abu Jaber