Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Dragonfly Girl - Joe Whyte, Toronto, 2003

Artist: Joe Whyte
Type: Gig Poster
Print: Lithograph
Size: 28 x 20
Event Date: 10.15.2003
Venue: Skydome - Toronto, ON, Canada
Signed, edition of 300

This was my first Radiohead poster and the one that got me hooked on the poster hobby in general, so it’s a great poster to start this blog.

The image, a monochromatic, slightly off-center woman with dragonfly wings, doesn’t bring to mind any specific RH lyrics, but it is impactful, surreal, and beautiful. The red/black theme is characteristically Radiohead for this time period. The first time I slapped this one into a frame and stepped back to look, I was immediately hooked on the poster hobby.

I bought this one in 2006 for $20, but the prices have been trending up slightly as of late. Generally these tend to sell for less than $50. Still, it’s a steal at that price.

While most of my framed prints are done professionally, this is one I put into a $10 ready-made poster frame when I first got it and there it remains to this day.


  1. Question. Just curious as to why they put Snowdome on this poster instead of Skydome (the actual venue name). Any reason? Did someone get it wrong? Fantastic set of posters. I love your passion.

    1. I wish I knew, but thanks for the info! Didn’t know that...

  2. Thanks for responding. The stadium is now known as the Rogers Centre (named after a big Canadian Telecom Company), however, prior to that, it was known as Skydome. The building with a completely retractible roof. Maybe Radiohead was poking fun of the city up North....because of the snow we get in winter?