The Beauty’s in the Details: Gig Posters by James Eads

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It’s hard to deny the appeal of James R Eads stunning digital paintings. With each closer examination we discover new details hidden in his swirls of vibrant color and flourishes of foliage. His works bend reality, turning our real-world into one that is fantastic and lively… a lyrical quality which has garnered him many commissions from bands for both their gig posters and album covers. Eads’ style lends itself well to that introspective space you can find yourself navigating while listening to that favorite album late at night.

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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.