The Gig Poster is an art form that has grown in tandem with the independent music scene. Heralding small and large gigs alike, the posters have emerged from visually creative street flyers to complex, eye-popping, cocksure masterpieces in a variety of styles and media. Today’s poster designers combine the freedom of expression pioneered in the 1960s poster revolution with the conviction and the do-it-yourself approach of the punk movement, creating an unrivaled surge in production of innovative posters. This gallery highlights examples of the gig poster genre including musicians and bands such as Neko Case, Wilco, The Decemberists, The Shins, Arcade Fire, and Sleater-Kinney and profiles designers like Birdmachine, The Decoder Ring, Patent Pending, The Heads of State, The Small Stakes, Jeff Kleinsmith, Strawberryluna and more.