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Horse: Graphic Illustrator from UK

Friday 05.04.2012 , Posted by

Gig posters are made every day by a number of independent artists. Displaying bands for shows and festivals, gig posters take on all sorts of creative concepts and looks. Over the years this art form has developed from its earliest renditions as hand-scribbled announcements, to psychedelic prints from the sixties promoting bands such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane. Today, in a world that often copies that classic era, these designs really stand out.

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Horse is an illustration and design artist based in Liverpool. Eschewing modern production techniques, Horse hones in on creating imagery fit for the music that inspired and drives him, using screen-printing to tie everything together and making the whole package more personal. Horse has designed album cover artwork and screen-prints for a huge variety of artists including The Pixies,  Bjork,  Mogwai, The XX,  Battles,  Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, and Chilly Gonzales… to name but a few.

To see more of Horse’s excellent work, check his website at

Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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