Dan Stiles Poster Art

One of my favorite places (along with SF’s Great American Music Halland Copenhagen’s Lokomotive Repair Hall) to hear music is at The Fillmore concert venue in San Francisco – can’t beat listening to incredible tunes underneath enormous, gorgeous chandeliers.

But my real love for the place lies upstairs in the “poster room”; every inch of the walls is covered in a dazzling array of posters featuring acts that have played there over the years. Great place to visit before the show, grab some noshes and peruse the walls. You’ll always come across nice surprises.

Which is why it was so delightful to stumble across the talented Dan Stiles, whose poster art conveys humor, panache and engaging visual imagery. Make sure to check out his hip tees, too.

The incomparable Wilco

The incomparable Wilco

Large portfolio available from his site. Prices vary.

Threadless Tees

Gotta give a shout-out to the awesome Threadless Tees t-shirt company (which is conveniently located around the corner from where I grew up in Chicago.)

Irreverent, wacky designs on really well-made tees (and I’m pretty darn picky in that department.) Props for the great tagline and creating a community based business that picks the winning designs. Click here to see how you can submit your idea and earn up to $2500 smackers.

"This is not a pipe" - Inspired by René Magritte

"This is not a pipe" - Inspired by René Magritte. $18.