Authenticity is the name of the game when it comes to these 1960s and 1970s replica gig posters by Bad Moon Prints.
I have featured re-imagined gig posters from this era in the past, but the truth is that gig posters of days gone by were functional items, offering the information and little more.
One or two might tweak the font or offer a slightly different colour for the background, but generally, they tended to look the same. Just have a look at some old photos of those eras and you’ll see posters like this covering walls on pretty much every city centre street corner.
Perhaps that’s why few people have bothered to remake them. But they do have a certain retro appeal, a nostalgic nod to a bygone era and perhaps even nostalgia for a certain band or gig.
The posters here are the work of Bad Moon Prints, with the people behind it reproducing original posters which advertised some classic shows of the day. One of the people behind the print company worked at some of the venues featured back in the day and as such, has some original artwork.
Other posters from this ever-growing range have been produced after researching local newspaper archives in an effort to find originals and to ensure everything is period perfect. Dates, prices, even the fonts used on the posters.
The end result is a set of posters that are period perfect. Ideal for decorating the walls of a 1970s TV drama or even better, for sticking in a frame if you happen to be a fan of one of the acts featured – or just a fan of this kind of poster.
You can browse the 30 x 20-inch replica posters (the same size as the originals) on the website, with the posters priced at £19.50, which sounds like pretty decent value.