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Pearl Jam Exhibit at SEA

In cooperation with Seattle’s MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture — formerly EMP Museum), “PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster” is back! And it's one of SEA Airport's most popular displays. 


When Pearl Jam formed in Seattle in 1990, posters were one of the few ways that a band could communicate with their audience. They were vital to advertising a future show, but also important for conveying, through the poster artwork and layout, subtle information about the identity of the band. Soon after the Grunge explosion in the early 1990's, as screen printing technology was being re-embraced for artistic purposes, Pearl Jam began commissioning posters for each show on their tours. In the ensuing two decades, over 500 posters by 100+ artists have been created. These posters are reflections of the artists that created them, but they are also formed through the lens of the band. References to the members of Pearl Jam, song lyrics, music, history, popular culture — all of these elements are evident in these posters and become an extension of the band. In addition, the posters illustrate one of the band’s core values — the ability to foster a climate of creation, act as a patron for other artists, and to comment on our society.

About Pearl Jam

Established in Seattle in 1990, the band was formally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017 in a ceremony in New York City. Pearl Jam has 12 studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and hundreds of official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful.

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