Fried Puppy Dog Discs, in collaboration with Picasso’s Puke, Rex Morgan BC, Nervous Rex, and Elephants Gerald, have developed the Poster Collection portal, which provides digitized access to approximately 50 vintage 80s and 90s era gig posters. The Poster Collection is one of the most extensive and important archives of its kind in the world. The posters chronicle 9 years of Edmonton basement rock gigs and advocacy, while documenting evolving issues of the alt ‘schlep rock’ movement.
The collection’s historical, thematic, and geographical diversity offers both a survey of poster art and a look into a visual archive of the everyday world. In addition to the principal questions of graphics and typology, the collection also concentrates on a socio-political understanding of design, as posters reflect in a unique way the aesthetic and social processes of a particular era. The digital repository is housed in friedpuppydogdiscs.wordpress.com/the-poster-gallery, an online archive, where they are accessible to all.