Horse: Graphic Illustrator from UK

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.

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

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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