Hi there,
We're making some changes to the Posterogs submission form and we'd love to hear your thoughts on what you'd like to see added or changed.
Size and type are currently a priority. Are there other fields you'd like to be able to have the option to add in your poster submission but can't?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!

One I would like to add would be related to type regarding prints. It would be a field for any prints with a limited run. I have a number of posters, often from specific artists, which it is noted on the poster, e.g. 41/50 100/105...

Another one would be to expand the Country field. Most of my concert posters are specific, so would like to have city and state....

Also related to concert posters would be a specific field for venue, especially a drop down box like artist on Discogs. Often I look for posters on ebay by the venue.....

Since it's music, would also like to see a specific field for Artist, also like Discogs...kind of related to this, and not sure how it would work, would be identify the subject on a more field level, example specific title of lp/cd

Also related to concert posters and artists, you would also probably need to add additional fields for the additional artists (opening acts), and to further complicate things for your coders. Some of my concert posters list multiple venues (a whole tour which might be the tour year and description e.g Summer 2017) while others, like Wes Freed's DBT posters, are regionalized to list only a few dates, e.g just the Texas shows.....

How about a field for printing process if known such as offset, photocopy, screen print, etc.

Should there be the capability of creating or designating links to multiple different (or variations of) versions of posters for specific events? Somewhat similar to the Master and linked releases of records on Discogs?

Hi WBDev and SAVAGEBEAT,
Thanks a lot for the feedback! We've just updated the submission form to reflect many of your suggestions, including a field for limited run, printing process, and type (whether it's a gig poster, tour poster, album promo, etc). We've also expanded the Subjects field to include a drop-menu for headliners, supporting artist, venue and more.
Try it out and let me know what you think! I can tweak if needed.

The new updates look great, but I have a couple of questions/suggestions.
Is the only size measurement going to be in cm?
If a show is "presented" by a radio station, promoter or another entity, can a selection be added for that? I noticed a sponsor option but that is only under the Credits section for who made the poster.

Sent you a message, forgot about this. anyway, changes look great. I would also love to see size measurement (which doesn't save right now) in inches. One reason is that I usually use inches for framing.... I would also like to see a city and state field as there are venues in different cities with the same name. Agree with the presented option (since a lot of the older poster are from radio stations). I think the linked option is a great idea, especially for tour posters as I have some tour posters which are just for one or two cities on a specific tour.

Hello! I'm running into an issue when submitting new posters and editing existing.
When adding a quantity to the 'Limited Run of' field, it gives me an error:

Edition_Of: u'Edition of 300' is not of type u'integer'

Even when removing the quantity completely it does not let me save the submission.

more similarities to Discogs database would be helpful, like linked artist, label, etc. linked fields. also size in cm is weird - and that info isn't actually making it into listings once submitted. size should maybe be in inches? also for fields where who made, etc. the poster, there aren't enough options - many record and film companies issue promotional posters with no designer / artist listed, so the record label or film co. would be who issued it - but there is currently no option for either of those.

also it's my understanding that Posterogs isn't just for music, but for all posters, regardless of subject matter. i think this is a good idea, but submission info seems to lean just toward music - open it up to everything

We should have a means to state that a poster is 1- or 2-sided. I've been adding "Front: CMYK / Back: CMYK or none" on my submissions to specify this.

(FWIW, I work in prepress for a commercial printer, and we typically specify that a piece is "4c/4c" to indicate 4-color 2-sided printing, or something like "4c/2c" to indicate CMYK on side 1 and 2 spot colors on side 2.)

Coming from Discogs, I think we need labels, distributors, copyright holders, catalog numbers, and barcode fields, as several pieces I've submitted have them.

It would be great to have fields on a poster submission to link directly to corresponding artist or release IDs on Discogs, without having to add the full URLs to the "subject" pages that are created.

Size in cm is OK! 😀

We need catalog number. The father of rock posters, Bill Graham, issued all poster with a number attached to them.

Printing/Edition would be helpful too. Many classic posters are re-printed and should be tracked separately.

Co-headliner would be helpful too.

I'd like to see an option for size in either CM or IN. Or both (a built-in conversion would be great!). Also, an option for odd shaped posters.

+1 for more features like Discogs. This could get out of control real fast if there aren't more guidelines and controls.

+1 for city/state (or provence, county, region, prefectures, etc...)

Thanks all for the feedback. We've got some changes coming up, stay tuned!

For film posters:
Starring
Directed By
Studio

How about a field with checkboxes for standard sizes like half-sheet, one-sheet, etc?

I have several different posters from the same movie. Could movie title be added as subject? Or something like that?

It would also be great if we could add how many copies of the same poster we have in our collection!

can i request 'publisher' and 'photographer' credits as these are two bits of information that i have on the posters that aren't on the db.

City

Artist ANV like on Discogs

Record Label

Catalog number
Master list (for posters with multiple reprintings)

+1 for artist ANVs
also something similar for venues. Eg., the venue "The Warfield" is often also called "Warfield". If you look under the page for "The Warfield" there are only 2 posters listed. If you search for "Warfield" you find about 100.

+1 on ANVs for artists and venues, and for photographer credit. Also think record label would be a useful credit for release promo posters / flyers.

Dimensions

I think we already have dimensions (unless there is something besides h x w that is needed. apparently we also have 'master' too, so scratch that off my list.

I have gig posters that were made for a multi-day run (two or more nights at the same venue). also multi gig runs at more than one venue.
I also have posters with different acts on different nights at the same venue on the same poster.
Is there some way we can reflect these in the database?

How about a way to enter multiple date runs at a specific venue? right now we can only enter a single date.

I think it would be helpful for concerts that are part of a numbered show series to have a separate field where this series can be indicated. In thinking about submitting these I would think the main title should be the main touring band (or multiple touring bands?), city, and date. I see where additonal performers can be added as Subject. But a Series option doesn't seem available.

For example, for this show: http://actionresearchfl.blogspot.com/2019/08/action-research-202.html

Title: Ryosuke Kiyasu, September 6, 2019, Portal 4, Gainesville, FL
Subjects:
Ryosuke Kiyasu, Headliner
Jill Burton, Supporting Act
Bluesharp, Supporting Act,
Andrew Chadwick, Supporting Act
Frog, Supporting Act

This show is #202 in an ongoing series of shows named Action Research. It would be helpful to have:

Series: Action Research

where they could all be collected together. Also an optional field for a number, like a catalog number.

This would also be good for ongoing festivals, with the optional number field used for the year or number.

If there is already a mechanism in place for this, please let me know.

+1 for Series Number (which I called 'catalog number', either way, as long as we can enter numbered posters).

Actually, I do like 'Series' better. I am a collector of Bill Graham Presents posters. There are BG series, BGP series, Fillmore Series, New Fillmore series, etc.

please add an option to add tv-shows, comics and video games, we already have movie posters. Tv-shows are huge and a lot of limited edition posters are being released around them, same goees for video games and comics.

Hi all,
Thanks for the suggestions here. Many of these have been added over the past few months, like dimensions, master poster, and label subject.
ANV also exists on Posterogs. When you add a Subject or Credit name in the field, click the pencil icon in the box to add the Name Variation.
Definitely agree we need more date options for multi-day runs. Series also sounds like a good idea. I'll pass these along to our product team.
Our focus with Posterogs is music posters to tie Posterogs closer into Discogs, so features and developments around music posters are getting priority for now.

" music posters to tie Posterogs closer into Discogs, so features and developments around music posters are getting priority for now."

I totally understand, but just as film scores, there is a huge selection of tv-series and videogame soundtracks on discogs.

Multiple dates can now be added in the submission form. Sorting on dates and filtering / faceting on decades has also been added.

I totally understand, but just as film scores, there is a huge selection of tv-series and videogame soundtracks on discogs.

That's true! It's something we may incorporate further down the line but right now gig posters, album promo posters, and anything that includes a music artist is the most relevant for us. Thanks for bringing this up, we'll keep it in mind for the future.

I'm basically putting up 1980's concert flyers that are 8 1/2" X 11" and since I am not allowed to watermark them on Posterogs, I don't see what's to stop anybody from just downloading the images and printing them. I'll continue, but it seems a little unfair to me. What do you think?

Jokerock13 wrote:

I'm basically putting up 1980's concert flyers that are 8 1/2" X 11" and since I am not allowed to watermark them on Posterogs, I don't see what's to stop anybody from just downloading the images and printing them. I'll continue, but it seems a little unfair to me. What do you think?

Well, we are too far into the future of technology to prevent that even with watermarks.

Some Posters like https://www.posterogs.com/poster/3032-pink-floyd-london-1967 have been bootlegged countless times, without Posterogs.
I guess the only thing you can do to make it easier if a collector has the original is to provide enough information about the paper (exact sizes, weight, volume), inks and anomalies of the print.

From an Artist standpoint it's puzzling how ppl can like your stuff but are too tight-fisted to buy the original artwork (Excluding blown out of proportion collectors values of sold-out items).
But hey, if someone is cheap... cheap people are not really most artists' target audience. They exist, but as long as they are not making a business out of counterfeits/fakes, there is not much one can do to stop it.

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To the topic:

Catalog Numbers would be nice. I know some artists who use them for their work. Also, the linked poster in my answer has one.
I'd also welcome the photographer's credit!

I used to sell some of these flyers on ebay. Most of the flyers are black and white, so I'd add a bunch of numbers in yellow or purple. Sure a person could still download the image and fix it in Photoshop, but at least it was a lot of work to do it.

Jokerock13 wrote:

I'm basically putting up 1980's concert flyers that are 8 1/2" X 11" and since I am not allowed to watermark them on Posterogs, I don't see what's to stop anybody from just downloading the images and printing them. I'll continue, but it seems a little unfair to me. What do you think?

Unless you're scanning them in at full size and an incredible resolution, downloading the image and printing it will not result in a quality image comparable to the original. Been following this market for over 20 years at this point and have never seen this as a reliable means of "collecting".

That said, there will always be some people who just want the image. And yes, they might just print out a copy at home for themselves. In my experiences though, this type of "collector" will print off whatever version they can find online to get it without really paying for it. A true collector will see an image and then want to search out those of interest in it's original issue.

Well, the scans I've posted are all full size 8 1/2 x 11, and decent resolution. I guess it's a moot point, because it doesn't seem like anybody is interested in them right now. I was going to do a lot more, but I guess I'll go back to working on the records again. Thanks for your input.

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