ABOUT: American Artifact chronicles the rise of American rock poster art since its birth in the '60s. Director Merle Becker crosses the country interviewing rock poster artists from the different eras to discover that America is currently in the midst of a 21st century "rock poster art movement", where thousands of artists around the country are doing silk screened rock poster art inspired by their local scene, the music of our time, and the spirit of our era. The film features interviews with renown artists including Stanley Mouse, Victor Moscoso, Frank Kozik, Art Chantry, Justin Hampton, Emek, Jermaine Rogers, Tara McPherson, Derek Hess, COOP, Jay Ryan, and more, as well as fans, collectors, and musicians. Scheduled release for the film is 2009.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Producer / Director Merle Becker is a 15+ year veteran of film and television programming. Credits include "CBS Tony Awards", "Beavis & Butt-Head", Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn", and MTV's "Total Request Live". She has worked on several feature films, including "Rising Low" (with Warren Haynes and Phil Lesh).
View the trailer below: