Various Gig Posters, 2012-2016
Perhaps all young artists go through a phase of making posters for bands they like. Having grown up on a steady diet of good music from a couple rad parents, it was certainly a natural progression for me.
My earliest posters were Photoshop collages made for friends bands in high school. I will not be showing those to you. To put it lightly, they are... not great.
But soon, posters became a playground for sorting out my aesthetic fascinations and the bands I was digging at the time. I like that these early posters are evidence of a young Dorian experimenting with style and finding his own identity as an artist.
When my friend Romain got his band an opening spot for Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, he got in touch with me to commission a poster for the show. I was thrilled! This is a three-color silkscreen poster, printed by hand by yours truly.
In time, making posters for bands led to my first few commissioned illustration jobs, as well as my first two ventures into silkscreen printing - a medium I am in love with to this day.
Many bands don't exactly have a budget for or interest in printed posters. Sometimes the digital thing is all you need to get people out to the gig.
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Poster for my Misfits cover band. Bonus points if you get some of these references. 2016
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