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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Prague, Czech Republic/Budapest, Hungary. November 15th, 17th, 1996
I had visited Prague and Budapest in 1990, just as the Berlin Wall was coming down, and had been there in the early moments of Western influence. So that memory of the newly Westernized culture stuck with me as a theme as I began work on this poster. Instead of these dutiful workers in factories, the people depicted here are dutiful consumers, gobbling up the unhealthy, mass-produced fast food. – Ward Sutton