When you’re designing a gig poster, typically you’re given a lot of creative control. Gig posters differ from many of the other things you may be asked to design – company logos, business cards and corporate websites – in that a gig poster needs to be full of personality, and nothing else. It’s allowed to offend, and it can be loud and brash – the only thing that’s not allowed of it is to be bland.

We’ve brought together a selection of creative, beautifully designed gig posters to hopefully inspire you for your next design project.

My Hidden Track


The Black Keys

Explosions in the Sky

Andrew Bird

Arcade Fire


City and Colour


Foo Fighters

The Swell Season

Two Door Cinema Club

Jeff Tweedy

My Morning Jacket

Cage The Elephant