OK, this will be the last time I mention SXSW this week, but for the last few years my favorite part of the event hasn't been the bands, but the huge poster-art marketplace called Flatstock. For $5-$40 you can buy big, genuine pieces of art that just so happen to have band names on them.
Tennessee has been well represented there, with booths from Boss Construction, Isle of Printing, YeeHaw Industries, Zach Hobbs, Print Mafia and Rock-C-Art. Now one of those participants, Sasha Barr of The New Year, is curating a similar event at MTSU's Todd Gallery.
Sound In Print: The Art of the Contemporary Music Poster is being held March 12th-30th and features works from over 50 of the finest designers in the nation, including some of my personal favorites: The Heads of State, Aesthetic Apparatus, Decoder Ring Design Concern, Largemammal Print and Patent Pending Industries. Sasha tells us that all of the work is for sale with prices ranging from $25 and up, and that some of the prints are already selling out. I guess it's off to Grimey's to sell some CDs.