Arcade Fire: Chicago, Fall 2004

So here it is - the very first poster(s) we ever designed for Arcade Fire!

Our friend Erik Westra at the Empty Bottle hipped us to this great new band that has been blowing the F up as of late due to their excellent debut album and riveting live shows, of which they seem to be doing many. The name "Baroque Disco" came up when trying to describe them recently but that may not be accurate at all... Maybe more Neutral Milk Hotel and Pixies with occasional dance beats.

Anyways, Erik had us do the posters for the two Chicago shows they were playing. He said "Why don't you do two posters that when you put them together form on big image?" So that's what we did. It's also about the life and times of an inventor / scientist / adventurer named Herbert Donnelly Buckner Esq. The band loved the design and made sure to contact Wes when they were in Minneapolis the following night. The rest is history.