Ferndale’s DIY Fest Returns With That Awesome, Giant Poster Tent

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For their third year in a row, the awesome, giant poster tent will be setting up shop within the depths of our favorite excuse to shut down Nine Mile: The Ferndale DIY Fest.

Back this year featuring the work of nine different design groups, the POSTERGEIST poster tent will be stacked with handmade screen-printed gig posters, TV/Movie posters, art prints and more.

Admission is free of charge and though we know the tent is quite huge, you can find a map with their location at the festival here. The gang behind POSTERGEIST is geared up and ready to go with an even bigger selection, so be sure to check it out.

Dates and times are as follows:
Friday, Sept 25: 6pm—midnight
Saturday, Sept 26: 11am—midnight
Sunday, Sept 27: 11am—11pm

Not quite convinced? Here’s a little bit of a sneak preview to what you’ll find there.

Doe Eyed — Omaha, Nebraska
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Eric Nyffeler’s illustration style mixes gritty geometry with hand-drawn elements to create a sometimes whimsical, sometimes abject style that is helping to redefine the visual aesthetic of the Midwest. Check out Doe Eyed’s site for more posters, prints, illustration, apparel and a bunch of other awesome stuff.

The Silent Giants — Ferndale, Michigan

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The Silent Giants, most commonly known for their collection of Jack White posters, has been selling an eclectic range of intricate prints with mysteriously dark undertones that leave a stamp of unique inspiration by a story yet to be told. Chris Everhart will be at DIY this year representing the Silent Giants — you can browse some more of his work on his site here.

Lurk & Destroy — Detroit, Michigan

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As you might grasp by the name, Lurk and Destroy gig posters, art prints, skateboards and more literally give you the sense of mind-melting lurking and destroying through excellent illustrations with some wildly vivid colors. Check out the work of Jason Abraham Smith here on his site and even more designs for sale in his store.

Weirdbeard72 — Detroit, Michigan

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With a mix between bright, hypnotizing patterns and melting darkness, Wierdbeard72‘s work gives you an out-of-body psychedelic experience by taking a closer look inside whatever’s going on up in there.  For a deeper look into the work of David Medel, check out his store here.

Bureau of Print Research & Design — Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Reappearing at this year’s DIY Fest is designer Francisco Ramirez, with his fantasically absurd color designs of bizarre yet grotesque line art. Check out the BPRD‘s store here and also don’t miss their mystery tube of 8 posters sold for a steal of just $50.

Nerl Says Design — Detroit, Michigan

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Nerl Says Design uses simple color hits to bring geometric patterns to life through gig and art prints for a number of our favorite indie sets around the nation. Check out the work of the man himself, John Knoerl, at his site and store here.

Bang! Media — Ann Arbor, Michigan
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The electric art of Jeremey Wheeler at Bang! Media delivers the dynamic comic-book inspired designs in the form of gig posters, art prints, album art, entertainment, editorial, logos and more. Shop all kinds of posters and art prints at his store here for some more outlandish obscureness.

Craig Horky — Lansing, Michigan

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Craig Horky Illustration & Design offers a collection of brilliant and perfectly weird illustrations in the form of posters, prints and apparel. Also be sure to check out the original artwork illustrations for sale online for and you’ll discover this is one dude you want to keep your eyes out for.

Dead Meat Design – Chicago, IL

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Dead Meat Design posters bring a new kind of meaning to handmade screen printing with the 70’s psychedelic, collage style prints of Josh Davis. Coming to DIY this year from Chicago, these are some awesome punk rock designs you don’t want to miss. Check out more at their site here.

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