American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art

It’s the first day of 2011. In 2009, my inaugural Mannamaker blog post was a few paragraphs on the slowly vanishing Lambe-Lambe of Sao Paolo, and the efforts made to revive it. But you needn’t go all the way to Brazil to see poster art as quirky, colourful and culturally significant. In the 60’s American rock poster art was born, which over the decades has transformed itself as dramatically as the music it seeks to promote. In the first hours of this new decade, the art form is experiencing a resurgence through sites like . All this is stylishly and amusingly chronicled in the Freakfilms, Inc. documentary, ‘American Artifact – The Rise of American Rock Poster Art’. If you’ve any interest in the art form, or the music it stood in solidarity with, then and order the 2-DVD set.

A quick note: if you are looking to buy rock poster art, then I would recommend you visit Wolfgang’s Vault to ensure authenticity. Plus they’re in possession of an enormous and ever-growing collection of the finest this art sub-genre has to offer.

Here’s a trailer for the documentary:

“American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art” movie

American Artifact: The Rise of Rock Poster Art | Myspace Video

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