The Rock Poster Society presents
Episode 7: Mark Arminski, Steve Walters, Jay Ryan
The Rock Poster Society will be going LIVE on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 5:00pm PT with the seventh broadcast of Mystery Tube. Join us when Marty Hohn, President of TRPS, introduces you to rock poster artists Mark Arminski, Steve Walters, and Jay Ryan. Please register for this FREE virtual event to be notified of any updates.
Mark Arminski is an American rock concert poster artist born in 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. He began studying art at the Oakland Community College and pursued printmaking in Stone Lithography at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Steve Walters’ Screwball Press has been designing and screen printing rock posters and other ephemera in Chicago since 1991.
Jay Ryan is a poster maker and rock musician. He is noted for his squirrel posters as well as being a bassist in the band Dianogah. From 2002-2007, Jay served as Vice President of the American Poster Institute, a non-profit group which manages the successful Flatstock series of poster shows.
The Rock Poster Society (TRPS) was founded in 1998 by a small contingent of collectors, dealers, artists and enthusiasts. We are a nonprofit, all-volunteer (nope, nobody gets paid) organization which seeks to perpetuate and promote the long-standing relationship between music and graphic art that we so fondly call “Rock Poster Art”.
Episode 6: Malleus Rock Art Lab, John Howard
The Rock Poster Society went LIVE on January 24, 2021 at 10:00am PT with the sixth broadcast of Mystery Tube. Watch Marty Hohn, President of TRPS, talk with the rock poster artists of Malleus Rock Art Lab, and John Howard of Monkey Ink.
Episode 5: Brad Klausen, Todd Slater, Ken Taylor
The Rock Poster Society went LIVE on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00pm PST with the fifth broadcast of Mystery Tube. Watch Marty Hohn, President of TRPS, talk with rock poster artists Brad Klausen, Todd Slater, and Ken Taylor.
Episode 4: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
The Rock Poster Society went LIVE on Friday December 11, 2020, at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST with the fourth broadcast of MysteryTube. Watch Julia Fell of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts speak with artist and collector Gary Westford, who has loaned posters and fashions from his vast collection for a new exhibition titled “Lights, Color, Fashion: Psychedelic Posters and Patterns of 1960s San Francisco.” Julia and Gary gave TRPS an exclusive sneak peek of the exhibition, most of which was installed before the show was put on hold due to COVID-19—it is currently scheduled to open some time in the spring of 2021.
Episode 3: Scott McDougall
The Rock Poster Society went LIVE on Monday November 23, 2020, at 6:00pm PDT with the third broadcast of Mystery Tube. Watch as TRPS board member Ben Marks chats with artist Scott McDougall about his career as a rock-poster artist, his involvement in Wes Wilson’s poster shows in the 1990s, and his hardcover, 150-page book from 2015 titled: Split Fountain Hieroglyphics: Psychedelic Concert Posters from the Seattle Area, 1966-1969.