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Curator's Note:

For the past twenty years of Pearl Jam’s tours, a collection of artists including The Ames Bros and Brad Klausen have designed highly stylized posters that celebrated their tours in around the world. Throughout this body of work one thing remains consistent – the constant merging of ideas and personalities between the designers and the band to create an image. This exhibit presents twelve designs and discusses the motivations and inspirations that created the imagery to accompany Pearl Jam’s music.


*Descriptions and poster images excerpted from the book: Pearl Jam vs. Ames Bros


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Dublin, Cork, Ireland. October 24th, 26th 1996

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Dublin, Cork, Ireland. October 24th, 26th 1996

The whole theory with this first set of posters was self-indulgent. I didn’t have much of a clue on how to make a great silkscreened poster. My idea was to get as many of my talented friends to work on these posters and maybe some magic would wear off. A perfect example is this beauty for Ireland, created by Vito, who was already an ol’ war horse of rock posters. – Barry Ament

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