Growing up, most of us participate in some type of art, whether visual art, theatre, or dance. We all have some type of connection to creativity, even if we don’t think of ourselves as artists.
What’s more, we often work hard every week at a job that pays us our wages, so that we can spend our leisure time enjoying some type of art or music. However, few of us would call ourselves an art collector. Why?
For me, concerts have always been one of the best ways to spend a few bucks. They’re such a shot of adrenaline, such an awesome way to tap in to people making things from scratch. Concerts have long-since been promoted through flyers or posters, which over the years have only become more and more elaborate.
Since the time of Bill Graham, who supported public access to live music in San Francisco in the 60’s, concert posters have become an incredible way for young art enthusiasts to connect with the visual artists that create the imagery for the bands they love.
That’s exactly what happened to me. I started reading OMGPosters.com a ton, which became a huge inspiration for IPaintMyMind, and I discovered artists who were making gigposters and art prints from A to Z. They’d draw it, pull the screens, and sell the prints on their own websites, a model that is only accelerating as the internet continues to facilitate the intersection between creativity and entrepreneurship.
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