Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Shark That Ate San Francisco - Ames Design, Outside Lands Festival, 2008

Artist: Ames Design
Type: Festival Poster
Print: Silkscreen
Size: 13 ¾ x 26
Event Date: 8.22-24.2008
Venue: Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, Ca
Signed, numbered edition of 1000

There are a lot of festival posters out there that are just so-so. but not this one. This is just about the perfect poster for a festival in San Francisco what with the giant shark devouring the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s also an Ames poster, an outfit most well-known for their Pearl Jam posters, and the only Ames Bros poster apart from the Naked McCrazyface from 2000 that can be considered a bona fide Radiohead poster.

When these first hit the market is was hard to find one at a reasonable price due to the popularity and solid lineup of this particular festival, but they did come down eventually. They don’t come up quite as often any more and, hence, they are on the rise again in terms of value. Great colors, too. If I lived in SF, it would hang proudly on the wall of my own cripplingly overpriced apartment.

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