Gig posters fuse art and music—and the best posters capture a band’s excitement, and also operate as powerful design statements. The genre dates back to the 1960s, and in our current internet-era of music, the gig poster is a tangible link between musician and audience. The documentary Just Like Being There offers an intimate look into the lives of gig poster designers and the visual impact of their incredible imagery—from posters pasted on light-poles to highly refined collectors items.
Join us for a free film screening of Just Like Being There and come explore How Posters Work, an exhibition dedicated to the power of poster design.
6:00 p.m. Light Refreshments
6:30 p.m. Film Screening
Just Like Being There 2012. USA 80 minutes. Directed by Scout Shannon and produced by Johanna Goldstein.
How Posters Work is made possible by major support from
Additional funding is provided by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.