TRPS, Moonalice, and Rock Poster Art

The Rock Poster Society, TRPS (known as Trips) is the world’s largest organized group of rock poster collectors, fans, artists, and dealers. I have been a member of TRPS for three years now. I love the connection with San Francisco, vintage rock posters, and the music woven all together.

One of these days I am going to take the Mrs. to the TRPS Festival of Rock Posters held at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. It is usually held the first week of October. We have several friends in San Francisco we would love to visit with there as well.

We may not get there in 2013 so it’s a comfort to know that the East Coast holds a similar event at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY. The Art of Moonalice Poster Show is usually held at the end of  October.

If you are not familiar with Moonalice they are a rock band that was formed in 2007. Principally led by Roger McNamee (real-time anthropologist and well-respected venture capitalist) aka “Chubby Wombat Moonalice” they make fantastic use of technology and poster art to state in producing their brand.

  • Moonalice’s single, “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded more than 3,200,000 times.
  • Moonalice invented the Twittercast concert, broadcasting links in near real-time for live concerts and at random times for past shows. The band has done 103 Twittercast concerts.
  • Moonalice is the first band to Mooncast live video of all of its concerts. Having broadcast nearly all 2010 shows to PCs and Macs, the band has upgraded to first band-operated satellite-based HTML system that enables High Definition live video to smartphones and iPads WITHOUT an app!

What I love about Moonalice is their constant and consistent production of top quality concert posters that are distributed at their live concerts. The entire library of their concert posters is viewable online at their Web site.

Rock Art By The Bay – July 20, 2013

I also wanted to point out an upcoming TRPS poster artist show at the Mission Masonic Center in San Francisco. It is FREE to the public!

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