2017 can’t get here soon enough! We’re so excited to be done with 2016 we can hardly stand it and we want to share the excitement with you! Use the promo code “SHADES” and get a FREE 3 poster Mystery Tube with any purchase from our website during the entire month of January! Our favorite employee, Lee, will select 3 posters at random from our large collection of bands and we’ll send them along with your order. Like Timbuk 3 said, “The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades” and we’re looking forward to a very bright year! 2017, hell yes!
This summer is on fire and we here at Powerhouse have decided to lay back and stay chill. We are back to our roots, with founders Ben and Pat at the helm and it’s time for a little celebration! Join us for some great music, cold refreshments and get “Back To ‘Cool” at Powerhouse Factories’ first ever back to school party Friday, August 26th, 2016 starting at 6pm.
We did a poster for Guns N’ Roses!!
Like many kids of the 80’s, we here at Powerhouse not only grew up listening to, but also idolizing Guns N’ Roses and all of their colorful members. I mean, that shit rocks. And so when we heard that the “Not In This Lifetime” tour was really happening and that GN’R was going out on the road, we were stoked and wanted to find a way to work with them…
This year, the eyes of the Red Bull world turned toward our own backyard here in Cincinnati for the Red Bull Soapbox Race. The race travels the globe, making a new stop in a new city each year. For this year’s field of 50 competitors, Red Bull asked Powerhouse to do what we’ve done from the start: create a limited-edition print conveying the energy of a race long after the racers have left the starting ramp.
Long before we landed our first big client, we lived for music and design. The trick was to find the intersection between the big brands and our art. From a ramshackle garage near Western Kentucky University, we spent countless nights pulling prints. After distributing our first gig posters, we realized just how powerful the medium could be. We immersed ourselves in the music and found ways to create new and authentic connections between sounds and personas, musicians and fans. Our team began looking at bands and brands through the same cultural lens. We earned the attention of both camps—and their fans.
Every spring since 2006, we’ve made the pilgrimage down to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. It’s the site of Flatstock, a colorful and inspiring exhibition of rock posters where we show and sell fresh-pulled prints. As our capabilities have expanded, so too has our presence. This year, we sent down a whole crew of business developers, event marketing pros, and word-of-mouth specialists. It was part of a grander effort culminating in our two-day open door music showcase: BAM! The Future of Rock and Roll. Check out the video below of our SXSW experience and read more after the jump.