2013 Weekend One ACL Festival Poster
Introducing the official 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival poster designed by one of our favorite Texas artists, Carlos Hernandez. Hernandez fully embraces his Mexican heritage in his work, leaning on a folk art style that often features Day of the Dead imagery and animalia. In honor of our expansion to two weekends, Hernandez created for us a double-headed snake ready to strike with a pair of lightning bolt tongues. Richly textured and rife with details that evoke both Austin and the Festival, the design feels positively electrified.
The poster is offered in three editions, each with its own special features to suit every level of collector. At 18” x 24”, the Commemorative and Numbered Editions shown here feature one half of the snake — the left half for Weekend One and the right for Weekend Two — while the Signed & Numbered Edition expands to a generous 24” x 36” to include the entire snake along with additional elements. See more details below:
• Commemorative Edition $30 — Offset-printed with four-color process ink on heavyweight, 100% post-consumer waste recycled acid-free paper. Includes complete band lineup below the artwork. Weekend One version is black and red on a blue background; Weekend Two version is black and red on a vibrant green background. 18” x 24”
• Numbered Edition $60 — Silk-screened with three colors on heavyweight, 100% post-consumer waste recycled acid-free paper. Includes complete band lineup below the artwork. Hand-numbered in an edition of 500 each for Weekends One and Two. 18” x 24”
• Signed & Numbered Edition $175 — Silk-screened with five colors (blue, red, black, yellow and orange) on super-heavyweight, 100% cotton rag paper, acid-free and archival quality. This version does not include the band lineup. An edition of 100 hand-numbered and -signed by the artist.
As with all of our posters, they are available only while supplies last and will not be re-issued once they sell out.
About the Artist
Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has an extensive portfolio ranging from gig posters to commercial illustration. His work has been featured in Communication Arts and was also recently published in the 2012 book Mexican Graphics by Korero Books-UK. A skilled printmaker, Hernandez operates his own studio, Burning Bones Press, where he produces contract projects and collaborates with artists to produce limited editions of original printed pieces. He recently joined the staff at Rice University as the screen printing instructor. Hernandez is also known for his Day of the Dead Rock Stars series, which has been included in stories by the Associated Press, Pitchfork.com, Texas Music, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, 002 Magazine, Glasstire.com and the San Antonio Express-News. Click here to visit his website.