Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gig posters on the Horizon

Living in Austin is certainly a blessing for local screen printers, especially those who dabble in poster printing. Live acts are flocking from all over the world to hit Austin on their Spring, Summer and Fall tours. I don't understand the Summer tour stop in Austin with the debilitating heat, but I'm not complaining.

The year is only half over and we have already designed and printed custom gig posters for a number of notable bands, including Beach House, Harlem, Shearwater, Health, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. We have printed and designed more than 15 custom limited edition posters since opening. To think that this was merely a dream of mine 2 years ago, and now I make a living off it has quite literally put me on cloud nine.

While our total volume in poster printing may seem lacking compared to larger printers, for a company that is less than a year old I'm going to go ahead and give ourselves a pat on the back. As I said earlier, this year of music is only half over, in the coming months be on the look out for limited edition gig posters for some of the biggest touring acts being printed by hand at Under Pressure. In the coming months we'll be churning out one-of-a-kind designs for Built to Spill, Chromeo, Cut Copy, and Matisyahu among others.

Living in the live music capital of the world is not a bad thing.

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