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Poster Artist: Alec Peterhans



Alec Peterhans
Graphic designer

Can you remember the first flier you made?

Probably something for my old band, the Valet.

Why did you start making fliers or posters?

Hoping someone would show up to one of our shows.

Do you consider this an art form?

I consider it a form of communicating information artfully.

What's your signature?


Name an artist, contemporary or not, you identify with.

Trevor Naud

What's your style like?

The order of the International Typographic Style mixed with the chaos of DIY cut-and-paste.

Who's your hero, in real life or fiction?


If you could create the flier for any band or gig in history, what would you choose?

Either some 1970s Jamaican dancehall gig or one of those wonderful Musica Viva events.

What trait do you hate in others?


Where do you feel most at home?

At home.

What's Detroit's most amazing spot for inspiration?

The Bohemian National Home, of course.

What do you waste money on?


Gotten any good news lately?

She said yes.

Who do you think you are?

Why does everyone ask me that?

What do you think you're doing?

Trying to come up with answers to these questions.

Who do you think you're talking to?

The computer screen.

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