First Annual PaperStock!

Poster by Mike Klay

If you’ve ever wondered about the artists who create posters for the concerts you see and how they get their inspiration, now’s your chance. This year you’ll be able to view fine poster art and meet the artists who create it. On-site screen printing demonstrations will also enable you to see how prints are produced. And you’ll have the chance to purchase art directly from the artists.

Launching at the 2014 Northwest Folklife Festival, the First Annual PaperStock poster show will be a curated exhibition of some of the Pacific Northwest’s best poster artists. Presented 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday through Monday, May 24-26 at the Fountain Pavilion, the show features the images of many current, popular concert poster artists and silkscreen print artists.

Spearheaded by show curator Mike Klay of Powerslide Design Co, PaperStock will provide a forum for poster artists to promote and educate the general public about the art form. The exhibition promises to be edgy, colorful, and impressive.

An exciting lineup of artists whose work has been purchased by HBO, the Waterfront Blues Festival, and the Vera Project, to name a few, will be showing their poster work. Featured artists include Powerslide Design Company, Weapons of Mass Design, Barry Blankenship, Gary Houston (aka Voodoo Catbox), Chad Lundberg, Independence Printage, Junichi Tsuneoka (aka Stubborn Sideburn), and more yet to be announced.

From Junichi Tsuneoka who presents a visual and conceptual fusion of Japanese pop culture and American urban culture to Powerslide Design Company who manually screen-printed posters evoke the beauty of nature and energy of music, images will build public awareness and appreciation for poster art.

PaperStock provides the general public with the opportunity to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who’ve created it. The poster artists will be showing collectively in the Fountain Pavilion at the Seattle Center while showcasing the breadth of individual styles they represent.
PaperStock is curated to
A retrospective of Pacific Northwest Poster Art.
Free and open to the public during Northwest Folklife on Memorial day weekend.

11am – 7pm Saturday – Monday
International Fountain Pavilion
Think mini Flatstock

Powerslide Design Co, Weapons of Mass Design, Barry Blankenship Gary Houston aka Voodoo Catbox , Chad Lundberg, Independence Printage, Junichi Tsuneoka aka Stubborn Sideburn & more to be announced!