Design for “Popular” Music
DESIGN FOR “POPULAR” MUSIC:
POSTER ART BY MIKE KING
OPENS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016
RECEPTION FROM 6-9PM
If you’re a music fan, chances are you’ve come across Mike King’s concert posters.
Maybe you were getting soaked waiting in line for a show at one the Northwest’s legendary concert venues and you were checking out the posters stapled on a nearby telephone pole, or you needed something to look at while holding your friend’s hair back in a filthy bathroom in a nameless dive, so you fixated on a poster for an upcoming concert. Wherever you were, whether it was La Luna, Satyricon, The Moore Theater, The Showbox, Roseland Theater, Crystal Ballroom, Doug Fir, etc. Mike King’s art was probably there too.
Mike King’s retrospective exhibit in conjunction with the release of his publication: Maximum Plunder
Spanning three decades of music, Maximum Plunder gathers together Mike’s work into a comprehensive retrospective. A five-year project, the book presents nearly 1,100 of his remarkable posters from every period in nearly every musical genre, from country to death metal, jazz to punk. You’ll see striking examples of Mike’s work for both internationally famous bands to barely-known local artists.