Saskatoon’s Sordid Punk History: 21 classic punk posters

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Punk rock love is licking the wheatpaste off the fingers

Punk rock posters used to be a lot more interesting. Sure, graphic design and illustration has come a long way, but there is something amazing about posters that were created from decoupage and hand drawn logos.

Punk rock love is licking the wheatpaste off the fingers and getting goofy from the glue.

Take a look at these flyers from the 1990s and 2000s and regret missing out on everything:

doughboys-and-redd-kross-at-louis-1993
owc-groovie-ghoulies
forgotten rebels with government issue at the Labourer's union hall 1988
thalidomide children ingravescent torture thirteen knots
cowpie moneen 2003
decontrol at Band stand near Bessborough 1998
d.o.a., feedbag at RCAF ASTRA HALL
uk subs at rampage
visions of war, dayglo abortions at Sid's Garage 1995
thirteen knots, m.d.c. at the Shelter 1997
the wongs and gorilla, gorilla at rampage 1990
thirteen knots ingravescent torture
dfa the decline 2003
demon fetus, dead in neverland, axed up conformist at The Pit
hate club, visions of war, defiance at Sid's Garage 1995
sitra ahra
tencount, thalidomide children, radissons at Le Relais 1997
owc zombies
mung, third degree, visions of war at the p.p.m. 1995 (VOW WERE REPLACED BY SOCIAL DECAY'S FIRST PERFORMANCE)
saskpunk 2001
set aside reunion april 4, 2003

– All props to the artists who created these. Special thanks to Aaron Soulz for providing the poster scans and taking us on a wild ride into Saskatoon’s sordid punk rock past.