It all started with Starflyer 59 a poster

This is a post about my favorite band(s) and some posters I made. If you just want to see what’s for sale and buy some art, click here to head to the music print section of my shop.

I have a favorite band. Its Starflyer 59. Way back in 1994, Starflyer 59 released a self-titled album with an entirely silver cover. The album was not officially called “Silver”, but that’s how most everyone refers to it.

Mike Slobot - Starflyer 59 - Silver Minimal Alternative Poster Print Art

From the first guitar riff, I was immediately blown away. It was a deep, heavily distorted wall of guitars and some almost whispered vocals over a sparse drum line. Sort of melancholy music. The style of music is known as shoegaze and Starflyer 59 started my journey into it. In time, I found Ride, Slowdive, and a host of other music in the genre. To this day, I still listen to most of these artists and other new music is being made by a whole crop of new artists…

So, why am I writing this? Starflyer 59’s early vinyl records are really hard to find – they regularly sell for $200 on ebay. Starflyer 59 t-shirts pop up occasionally. Starflyer 59 posters and art prints basically don’t exist. With that in mind (and since I’m an artist!) I decided to make myself a poster that reflected my favorite band and my favorite album. Once I made the poster for “Silver”, then I made one for Starflyer’s second full album “Gold”. Then I started making them for a few of my other favorite bands.