Todd V. Wolfson

Best Local Poster Design

Jason Austin

Like an old B-movie drive-in flyer screaming off the pages of Psychotronic, poster artist Jason Austin's gig art is uninhibited, sensual, psychedelic, and finger-lickin' good. Austin's music history in the minds of some is limited to the cosmic Seventies and sincere Eighties. But any punk worth their lugies knows that the most badass era of Austin music didn't begin and end with the singer-songwriter. Jason Austin's work is a mighty fitting catalog of the heady early Nineties (his Jesus Lizard at Emo's poster is iconic), and his more recent work (two lovely naked ladies embrace in a poster for Sonic Youth at Stubb's) pushes the tradition of high rock & roll art into the hands of the masses.

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