Design Inspiration: 25 Vintage Rock Posters

by Steven Snell

December 1, 2009 in Inspiration

Poster design can be a great source of inspiration, and posters from various musicians, bands, and gigs in particular. In this post we’ll showcase 25 vintage rock posters for your design inspiration.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

The Schaefer Music Festival

The Schaefer Music Festival

The Sunrise Festival

The Sunrise Festival<

Greg Allman

Greg Allman

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Woodstock

Woodstock

Yardbirds

Yardbirds

Fillmore Auditorium

Fillmore Auditorium

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

Santana

Santana

Metallica

Metallica

The Doors

The Doors

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

Guns n’ Roses and Metallica

Guns n' Roses and Metallica

Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols

Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Folk Rock Festival

Folk Rock Festival

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  • jubo

    Dec 1st

    never seen that Sex pistols one before, 2008? i can’t believe that.

  • designfollow

    Dec 1st

    great collection

    thank you

  • kosmic

    Dec 1st

    awsome i was looking recently for some retro posters :D

  • Joann Sondy

    Dec 1st

    This is a very nice list you’ve put together. I’m still impressed with the reality that most, of not all, are hand-drawn and printed on 2 or 4 color presses. If you’re interested in some of the artists and illustrators who did posters for Grateful Dead, Filmore and other 1960s and 1970s bands, check out:

    http://www.wolfgangsvault.com

  • Rudi

    Dec 1st

    Cool stuff man, various color and typography
    Retro is awesome ^^

  • Autonomy

    Dec 5th

    I love the Aztlan aesthetics in Santana’s poster, there’s even a bit of Yoruba as well. The Queen in the Sex Pistols is classic. Thanks for the collection.

  • Xavi

    Dec 6th

    Fantastic posters!! Specially the first of Pink Floyd

  • Ron Cee

    Dec 27th

    HI- an anyone find me an Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival Poster?

    Labor Day Weeekned 1972 ?

    Let me know-I’d be grateful

  • Pratish

    Dec 27th

    nice collection!

  • vuitton

    Aug 8th

    I wll probably start with a Comfortable chair and a plant. Thanks for sharing.

  • Fire Grate ยท

    Nov 3rd

    it is actually fun to be on music festivals because i love music so much “

  • Bed Guard

    Dec 2nd

    i always attend music festivals because they are quite exciting and i love music ~:,

  • Sameera Thilakasiri

    Feb 5th

    Cant believe that creativity can do this. But true, thanks for the collection. you ROCK… :)

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