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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. June 23rd, 2006
Back in the day, I used to spend a lot of time with Ed working on artwork for CDs, newsletters, and the like. It was usually just me, Ed, and a typewriter. Lots of good memories. I don’t see Ed as much as I used to, but when I reflect on how I approach a lot of these posters, Pittsburgh specifically, it’s really a correspondence to Ed. If one of my posters is black and red, well… it’s pretty much a dead giveaway. – Barry Ament