Thunderbitch: Women Designers in Northwest Rock 1966-2010
Next month, a couple of show posters I designed for Midday Veil gigs are going to be part of an exhibition called Thunderbitch: Women Designers in Northwest Rock 1966-2010 at the Tether Design Gallery, alongside work by local luminaries Ellen Forney, Alice Wheeler, Marianne Goldin and many, many more.
(Check out the show’s Facebook page here to preview some of the stuff in the show.)
From the exhibition’s press release:
From DIY Xerox flyers for bands you’ve never heard of to big budget rock albums that sold in the millions, women designers have shaped the visual identity of music in the Pacific Northwest since at least the late 1960s. […] Thunderbitch is the first attempt to document these women artists and their work. Taking its name from a pseudonym for Catherine Weinstein, an early rock poster maker in Portland, this exhibit spans the emergence of psychedelic rock, DIY punk and new wave, grunge, Riot Grrl and today’s contemporary silkscreen gig poster movement from Washington and Oregon.
Since this is the first attempt to document the work of female Northwest poster artists, curator Daniel R. Smith (of Seattle-Moscow Poster Show fame, among other projects) is currently raising funds to produce a 40-page full color catalog of all of the works in the exhibition. The catalog is currently available for the pre-order at the ultra-cheap price of $20, and all orders made in the next 30 hours will directly fund the printing of the catalog.
If you have an interest in poster design or the history of Northwest rock, please visit the project’s Kickstarter page for more info and to preorder your catalog ASAP! And come to the show, which opens on Thursday, August 5 at Tether Design Gallery in Pioneer Square. See you there!