Push Me, Pull Me

Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen-Printed Poster

  1. See it on the go! This new poster exhibition is on display at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Concourse A, near Gate A-1.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  2. A poster collector's dream comes to life in this showcase of original art chronicling Pearl Jam's iconic history.

    Photo by Brady Harvey.

  3. Epic rain delays kept Pearl Jam playing until almost 2:00 in the morning at this memorable show.

    Artist: Ames Bros.

    Show: Chicago; July 19, 2013

At every Pearl Jam show, a crowd gathers around the merchandise stand with a collective eye on one thing: the poster. Since their debut in 1990, more than 500 incredible posters have been created by over 100 diverse artists. Experience a sampling of this myriad of art in PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen-Printed Poster.

When Pearl Jam formed in Seattle in 1990, posters were one of the few ways a band could communicate with their audience.  They were vital to advertising a future show, but also important for conveying, through the art and design, the identity of the band. Soon after the Grunge explosion in the early 1990s, as screen printing technology was being re-embraced for artistic purposes, Pearl Jam began commissioning posters for nearly every show they played.

Organized by MoPOP in collaboration with Pearl Jam, Ten Club, and Ames Bros., PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen-Printed Poster presents 85 of these commissioned posters from more than 30 artists including the Ames Bros., Brad Klausen, Munk One, Ward Sutton, and others.

This new poster exhibition is on display at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Concourse A, near Gate A-1.

Location

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Concourse A, near Gate A-1

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