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Bring Music Home - Philadelphia Poster

Bring Music Home - Philadelphia Poster

Bring Music Home - Philadelphia Poster


I wanted this poster to capture the energy of Philadelphia's music scene. Our community is vibrant, diverse, and rooted in the spirit of improvisation and creative freedom – We make our music in old mausoleums, welcome legends to resurrected theatres, thrash in batting cages and church basements, cram into narrow bars, and go clubbing in unassuming warehouses. We busk on street corners, perform opera upon trapezes suspended from a bridge, march through the streets with Elmo, play radiators at house shows, create disco dance parties with orchestral instruments, sing about getting parking tickets and rap about allergies. Just as music shows up in unexpected places and unconventional ways, I wanted this poster—riddled with portraits, visual puns, elements of album covers and nods to song lyrics—to provide a similar element of discovery. 

Kate Otte is a designer and illustrator whose work spans a variety of disciplines, including branding, hand lettering, environmental graphics, interpretive signage, and wayfinding strategy. She is best known for Drawn Jawn, a Philadelphia-themed coloring book that celebrates and pokes fun of the city's landmarks, culture and quirks. She has designed posters for bands, films, music festivals, and community organizations across the city. Some of her other noteworthy projects include an 80-foot laser cut history wall at Philadelphia's Rail Park; and a dog and cat-shaped typographic mural; and illustrations of "green" tools like rain gardens, stormwater planters, and tree trenches for the Philadelphia Water Department. Kate is currently developing a board game inspired by rock climbing, @FirstAscentGame. 

18x24" silk screened poster on heavy paper.

Each of these beautifully designed screen print posters are brought to you by the team at “Bring Music Home” - a book + film project, celebrating the people + places of live music. For more info visit: @bringmusichome.

To conserve resources + reduce waste, posters are printed in batches, after pre-orders are tallied. Posters begin shipping according to pre-orders received, between NOW + October. Remember! 100% of proceeds benefit music venue staff who are currently out of work, in partnership with NIVA’s Emergency Relief Fund. THANK YOU for your purchase!

Posters Begin Shipping NOW - OCTOBER