Introducing the official 2013 Lollapalooza poster designed by acclaimed contemporary artist Michael Sieben. Sieben cut his illustrator teeth in the world of skateboarding, developing a signature style populated by a cast of stylized characters that somehow feel like whimsical ambassadors from a slightly shady world. For his spin on Lolla, he explores one of his favorite themes, optimism in the face of adversity, with his band of stranded sailors celebrating the sinking of their own ship. They've chosen to make the best of a bad situation and welcome the misfortune with musical merriment, despite the fact they don't even have real instruments.
Created for collectors, the Numbered Edition is silkscreen-printed with four colors on uncoated, heavyweight, 100% post-consumer recycled paper. The complete band lineup is listed at the bottom below the main artwork, and the overall dimensions are 18" x 24". The posters are printed in a limited run of only 500, each hand-numbered, and once they are sold out will not be re-issued.
About the Artist
Michael Sieben is a professional designer and illustrator whose work has been exhibited and reviewed worldwide as well as featured in numerous illustration anthologies. He is a staff writer and illustrator for Thrasher magazine, and a weekly columnist for VICE.com. He is also a founding member of Okay Mountain Gallery and Collective in Austin, Texas, as well as the cofounder of Roger Skateboards. Harper Design Publishing recently commissioned Sieben to illustrate an updated version of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. He lives and works in Austin with his wife Allison, son River, and a weird cat named Josie.