I want to know more about '60s-'70s concert poster design.
April 24, 2014 8:22 AM Subscribe
Please educate me about 1960s-1970s concert poster design. Specifically, the style with black printing over a vibrant gradient, like these
posted by Faint of Butt to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I really want to know more about this style/trend of poster design. Does it have a name? Where did it originate? How did it become so popular? (Apart from the obvious economics of printing.) Why do almost all of them have a similar pink-yellow-green gradient? And the really big question: What fonts were used?
I'm especially interested in the font for "in concert" on the Moody Blued poster. Is the dot on the i missing, or is it aligned with the x-height of the rest of the letters? I can't tell from the resolution.
Please tell me everything you know about this, or point me towards resources where I can learn more. Thanks, and stay groovy!