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Top Ten SXSW Posters

SXSW (or South by Southwest for non-natives) is a music, film, and trade festival that takes place every year in Austin, TX. Hosted by mostly indie-produced media, it's a ton of fun, entertainment, and the perfect look-out for upcoming heavy-hitters.

It's known as the biggest music festival of it's kind, with performances all over the city in at least 100 venues.  As far as I know, many indie films have been picked up there, or by other festivals like Sundance, by big Hollywood studios for distribution. In recent years, they've attached a Gaming Expo and a trade floor to expand their audience. It's what makes festivals like this great and what makes them cool. And all in all, it turns Austin into the city that never sleeps for a week.

They've also got some of the best poster designs I've ever seen. They truly go out of the box and don't employ your average marketing firm to handle the advertising. I've scoured the interwebs and collected my personal favorite Top Ten SXSW Posters. Take a glance through the art, and I hope that you are inspired to go out of your comfort zone and create a poster that will knock the pants off of your customers.

1) SXSW Comedy 2013

2) Small Stone, 2004

3) Concert poster, 2009

4) "Vision of the Future", 2011

5) Kanine Records, 2010

6) "You're Welcome!", 2012

7)  Film Screenings, 2009

8) Shepard Fairey, 2008

9) Ed Romanoff, 2012

10) La Faro, 2011

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