About these posters
I have been designing and printing posters for arts organisations since the 1970s. Many of my images have been for performances of music and for bands of one sort or another - The Police, U2, The Beloved, UB40, several punk bands, World Music…
In the early days I worked with the artist Ken Meharg in our studios at the Arts Lab in Birmingham, then at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, then at our workshop at Butler’s Wharf, London (as X3 Posters) and then at our studio in Shoreditch, London (X3). In the early 1980s I moved to Suffolk where I work from my home studio.
The posters for sale here are all the original posters that were used to advertise events and performances. They are copies that I kept for my records, although the majority of the designs I have made are not available because I didn’t keep examples of most of them. To see some
of these, please visit www.boblinney.com.
Some of the clients I have been commissioned by are :-
amnesty international arts council contemporary music network asian music circuit barbican arts centre cambridge folk festival christian aid coin street community builders greenpeace institute of contemporary arts intermediate technology (practical action) publishers jazz services lichfield festival london festival orchestra london school of hygiene and tropical medicine médecins sans frontieres music worldwide new internationalist magazine oxfam penguin books pompidou centre pop-up theatre pro corda music school sainsbury centre for the visual arts serpents tail publishers sherman theatre cardiff socialist health association suffolk open studios teaching aids at low cost (talc) the beloved rock band the british council the national trust the police rock band the royal shakespeare company the world land trust ub40 reggae band u2 rock band unicef world circuit arts world circuit records