Just Like Being There – A Gig Poster Documentary

Director Scout Shannon and producer Johanna Goldstein have been traveling the country documenting some of the best poster artists in the business for their film – Just Like Being There.

In the gig poster community, artists such as Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan prove that creating this artwork is a way of life, more than just a career. These artists are at the forefront of an expansion of the gig poster genre. MONDO’s reinvigoration of “the film poster as an art form,” and Gallery 1988’s theme based exhibits are only two ways in which this artwork is reaching a greater public. In a community with strong roots, dating back to the 1960s, this expansion is controversial- refreshing to some, sacrilegious to others.

As of right now, the best place to get information about Just Like Being There is THIS PAGE where you can contribute money to the still-in-production film and receive some fun goodies in return.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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