Billboard’s 25 Best Rock Posters Of All Time

Billboard — Like vinyl records, hair metal and Ricky Martin, the world of rock art – album covers, posters and the like — just doesn’t score as much attention as it once did. These days, the few non-video visuals that remain part of the music experience usually get shrunk down to fit on an iPod screen, if they show up at all. One holdout that’s not only still alive, but thriving, however, is the custom designed concert poster. So many shows, so little time? Here’s a look at the 25 coolest posters in rock history. And yes, it’s undeniable: San Francisco figures prominently.

Check out the collection here.

About Jeff Vrabel

My writing has appeared in GQ, Men’s Health, Success, the Washington Post, the official, Indianapolis Monthly, Billboard, Modern Bride and more. View all posts by Jeff Vrabel

2 responses to “Billboard’s 25 Best Rock Posters Of All Time

  • EMEK

    Hi Jeff.
    Thank you for writing about the amazing world of rock concert poster art that I am happy to be a part of. However, you miscredited my Ben Harper poster (#23 on your list) to House of Blues artist. I assure you, I am the artist and art director of all my works. Thank you


  • Chris

    Hi Jeff,
    I’m a poster collector. Your link to this article doesn’t work anymore and I would love to see the choices (your choices?). Maybe the page was deleted. Do you have a fresh link to the picks.


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