These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into ArtS

Even at the going rate of 1000 words, accurately depicting the the audiological experience of a headlining band delivers is no easy feat. That may be part of the reason why epic concert posters like these—ones that really illustrate what your ears are in for—often become collectors items at show's end.

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

LCD Soundsystem playing the House of Blues, Cleveland

Artist: Little Jacket

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Radiohead playing the Greek Theater, Los Angeles

Artist: Emek

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Caribou playing the Record Bar, Kansas City

Artist: Never Sleeping Design

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

The Von Bondies playing the SoKal Underground

Artist: Mike Weihs

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Bright Eyes playing the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz

Artist: Option-G

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Foo Fighters and Weezer playing the Long Beach Arena, Long Beach

Artist: Option-G

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Peter Bjorn playing the Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles

Artist: Option-G

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Belle and Sebastian

Artist: Strawberry Luna

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Ra Ra Riot at Diesel

Artist: Strawberry Luna

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Arctic Monkeys playing the Electric Factory, Philadelphia

Artist: Strawberry Luna

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Scissor Sisters playing the Electric Factory, Philadelphia

Artist: Strawberry Luna

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver

Artist: Stout

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Menomena Music Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland

Artist: Stout

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

The Melvins playing the Loft at Center Stage, Atlanta

Artist: Methane Studios

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Primus playing the Fillmore, Silver Spring

Artist: Methane Studios

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Thievery Corporation playing the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison

Artist: Dan Stiles

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

REM playing the Arena Civica, Milan

Artist: The Head Of The State

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Explosions in the Sky playing the Rymann Auditorium, Nashville

Artist: DKNG

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Ben Folds Five playing the 02 Academy, Birmingham UK

Artist: Jason Munn

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Gotye playing the Bill Graham Civic, San Francisco

Artist: Jason Munn

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

La Roux playing the Lincoln Mall, Chicago

Artist: Spike Press

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Bob Dylan playing the Starlight Theater, Kansas City

Artist: A. Micah Smith

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Cut Copy playing the Granada, Dallas

Artist: Decabet

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Led Zeppelin Commemorative Celebration Day

Artist: Shepherd Fairey

These 25 Avant-Garde Concert Posters Turn Advertising into Art

Dave Matthews Band playing the Air Canada Centre, Toronto