Archive for the ‘Music’ Category


Friday, October 25th, 2013

Tiny Little Horse Matt Griffin Drenge Screenprinted poster

Derbyshire’s finest Drenge play Academy 2 in Dublin tomorrow evening. We asked the lads about a month ago if they’d like us to design and print a short run of posters for the gig and they kindly agreed. Since working together on the Scroobius Pip poster last year, Matt Griffin and I had been due another collaboration and this one seemed just right. After batting around a few different concepts this one kind of fell together – make your own mind up about what it’s about because I haven’t the foggiest to be honest.

Limited number of copies are on sale here.


Swans poster / Dublin 2013

Monday, August 12th, 2013


As part of the official Secret Serpents tour series for Swans European Tour, 2013 I designed and screen printed this poster for their Dublin date in The Button Factory. Print size is 18″ x 25″, one colour print on 250gsm white Cyclus recycled card. Edition of 99 on sale here.

swans screenprint gav beattie tiny little horse dublin the button factory

Castlepalooza, 2013

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Castlepalooza gigposter Gavin Beattie CSS And so I watch you from afar ASIWYFA

Here’s the recent poster I was asked to design for Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival which runs each year in Charleville Castle, Tullamore. A lot of the elements contained in this design were taken from a 1 Rupee bank note.

Castlepalooza gigposter Gavin Beattie CSS And so I watch you from afar ASIWYFA

The Certain Three

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Certain Three Tour poster Gav Beattie Tiny Little Horse Word of Mouth Agency

The good folk at Word of Mouth Agency in Cork recently asked me to design a tour poster for their annual The Certain Three tour. This year’s bands are Nanu Nanu, Si Schroeder and Trumpets of Jericho. The tour starts January 17th and will be hitting Limerick, Cork, Clonakilty, Myrtleville, Dundalk, Sligo, Dublin, Galway, Athlone, Kilkenny and finally Belfast – a fair trek indeed!

Certain Three Tour poster Gav Beattie Tiny Little Horse Word of Mouth Agency

The Illustrated Beatles

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

gavin beattie illustrators ireland illustrated beatles good day sunshine

Tonight sees the opening the of Illustrator’s Ireland show “The Illustrated Beatles” at The Grand Social, Dublin. It’s a show that takes “40 classic (Beatles) songs visualised by 40 leading illustrators”. Though not officially a member of Illustrators Ireland, I was kindly asked by Peter Donnelly to contribute a piece for the show.

A Letter to Mina

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

A Letter to Mina Paper Dolls Gavin Beattie Tiny Little Horse

“PaperDolls meet Bram Stoker in a Victorian inspired exploration of the female and the monstrous…” This is my latest poster design, this time for aerial performance group Paper Dolls and their Bram Stoker-inspired production “A Letter to Mina”.


Om gigposter

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

om gigposter gav beattie tiny little horse

Om played the Button Factory in Dublin last week and Al Cisneros kindly gave me permission to design and screenprint an edition of posters to mark the event. (more…)

Planet X 25 year re-union

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

gav beattie screenprinted poster planet x liverpool

Another event organised by Marc Jones was the Planet X Anti Jubilee Punk Special celebrating 25 years of Planet X. I think this is a good look for HRH, Charlie Manson eyes, a bit of crypt paint… A2 print again, silver and gold ink on black card. Hand numbered and signed edition of 60 posters. Really enjoyed making this poster too, made me revert to good old cut and paste for a change.


Medication Megatron!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

gav beattie screenprinted poster medication megatron

Marc Jones from Liverpool’s Medication got in touch last month about designing and printing a run of posters celebrating their winning of the national Smirnoff Battle of the Clubs contest which culminated in a big end of term finale on Friday 1st of June. Marc wanted a vintage 50′s sci-fi feel to the poster but with the City of Liverpool featuring prominently. Here’s the result, A2 print, silver and black ink on cherry red card, hand numbered and signed edition of 60 copies.


Sleep – Dublin gigposter

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

sleep gigposter gav beattie dublin tiny little horse

Jason Roeder from Sleep kindly gave me permission to design and screenprint a run of posters for their Dublin show. Sleep, and many bands that came out of that original band, have always provided a vital part of my print studio soundtrack so this one was a nice gig to get to do.