Flatstock 33 Poster by Sonnenzimmer
The first major road trip of 2012 is already upon us! Hero will heading down to the first Flatstock Poster Convention of the year, which will once again be held in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Festival. This is the 33rd Flatstock to date! The Austin Flatstock is always FREE to attend and wide open to the public. We are once again driving down and are sure to get involved in tons of great adventures along the way, you can follow our travels on Twitter and Facebook and all the other social networking sites that you lurk us on. As usual, we will have a wide selection of our gigposters, art prints, clothing, greeting cards and more. Plus, we will be debuting two brand new Mad Men inspired art prints, part of the ongoing collaboration series between Hero and Print Mafia. These will be available exclusively at Flatstock 33 first. Online through Hero and Print Mafia’s web sites after Flatstock is over.
Sponsored by HGTV and Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 33 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. The exhibition is free and open-to-the-public running March 14-17 and features posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques for sale. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you won’t want to leave empty-handed!) The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Wednesday 3/14 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 3/15 - 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 3/16 - 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 3/17 – 11:00am – 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center – Level 1, Ballrooms A, B, C at 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701 (see maps below)
**** PLEASE NOTE **** You DO NOT need to have badges or wristbands to be able to attend Flatstock 33. It’s FREE & open to the public! For more info on Flatstock 33 & the SXSW Festival click here.
The FLATSTOCK poster show series is presented by the American Poster Institute (API). It is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today.
The API is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving poster artists and promoting the art form. Both the API and its FLATSTOCK series were organized in 2002 as a result of conversations between interested artists and supporters frequenting the popular website GigPosters.com. The best concert posters have always captured both the essence of the music they promoted and the spirit of the time in which they were produced. This is as true today as it was in San Francisco during the Sixties.
The FLATSTOCK shows provide the general public with an ongoing series of opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who’ve created it — they provide the API with a way to present the poster artists collectively while showcasing the breadth of individual styles they represent.