Screenadelica is a hugely successful gig poster exhibition that in the past year has toured and exhibited across England, Europe and beyond. It's essentially a 'pop up' gallery celebrating the art of the screen printed gig poster. Exhibiting the work of leading UK and international artists from the gig-poster 'scene', we host a wide variety of styles promoting the bands that the artists love, inspired by the music they hear.
Here are some of the main artists at this year’s event! You can buy limited edition screen prints of their work at The Black-E over the 3 days of the festival but in the meantime…have a look at their websites!
Screenadelica is organised by Liverpool screen printing artist and illustrator Gary McGarvey. A former John Moore’s art student, Gary has lived in the city for nearly a decade and has forged a visual & intrinsic link to Merseyside’s underground music scene. He has designed some of the most stunning posters for many of the best gigs in Liverpool and NW over the past few years and have included brilliant posters for Band of Skulls, XX, Chilly Gonzalez, Ladytron, Battles and recently Peanut Butter Wolf.
Luke Drozd is a UK based artist and illustrator who makes things in London, England. He is for art that is odd and joyous and things that are the right side of wrong. Done posters for the likes of New Order, Melvins, Black Keys and Blur’s Graham Coxon.
Run by Bobby in East London, Telegramme studio produces and sells screen printed gig posters and prints inspired by music, unique ideas and beautiful things. Telegramme have produced posters for Best Coast, Joy Formidable and Franz Ferdinand
Jacknife is a Bristol based design studio that produces hand screen printing gig and tour posters run by Chris Hopewell & his crew. Certainly one of the most distinguishable artists around has produced posters for QOTSA, Mike Watt, Eagles of Death Metal & Brody Dalle.
Craig Robson is a freelance designer based in Liverpool who creates increasingly bold, line-centric, hand generated illustrations for bands, clothing labels and other creative endeavours! You can ask him anything and he promises he won’t bite…even he is hungry!
Tommy Davidson (The prints of thieves) lives in Leeds, by day he draws, designs and print things and by night he plays the drums. Obsessed with precise details, his lovely works include posters for Oceansize, Pulled Apart By Horses, Tim Burgess from Charlatans & Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.
Michael Cowell is an artist based in London, England working in paint, print, photography and digital media. He has produced limited edition hand printed gig posters for bands such as The National, Dandy Warhols and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Switchopen is the freelance illustration and graphic design company of Nick Rhodes. Established in Manchester 2004. Switchopen is a fully functioning art studio, offering a unique service of Illustration, Graphic Design and Print. Has worked with loads of bands including Arctic Monkeys, Fleet Foxes, Mark Lanegan and Beirut.
Toby Whitebread is a graphic designer, illustrator and poster artist from Manchester. Centred around a passion for traditional techniques in drawing, painting and printing used in conjunction with digital image making skills that has produced some stunning band posters for Bonobo, Lee Scratch Perry, Wu Tang and Sigur Ros.