FLATSTOCK is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of popular concert poster artists around the world. Presented by the nonprofit American Poster Institute, the traveling show makes annual stops at Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Primavera Sound S.L. in Barcelona, Bumbershoot in Seattle, Pitchfork in Chicago, and SXSW in Austin.
The exhibitions give the general public and music aficionados alike a chance to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who created it. (If you happen to be a poster artist yourself, registration for the upcoming show at SXSW will open in early 2017.) These leading gig poster artists are keeping the humble art form as alive and relevant as ever. Here are the best concert poster designs of 2016.