Wilco’s Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago Poster Series

One of our favorite music clients and bands asked us to help create a complete poster series for “Wilco’s Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago”. Five dates, five different venues in Chicago. The deadline to accomplish the project was insane, to say the least. With help from some of our friends (you know who you are), we were able to make this all happen, a  true collaboration.

Crosshair in Chicago screen printed them off of our color separations (spot white and metallic gold inks on French Paper’s Construction Paver Red line), then they were driven (yes, driven) to Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Flocking, the company that then added the amazing element of flocking (think raised red velvet texture!), and with that, they were then trimmed and sent (RUSH) to Chicago. What the heck is “flocking”?

We’d like to thank Wilco and TMM for an amazing opportunity to be a small part of a grand city tour concept. Chicago did indeed get “The Whole Love” from Wilco.

Make sure to check out the gallery below for detail shots of each poster design and some photos of the merch area at the venues. You can also head over to Wilco’s Facebook page and see each and every setlist and poster here. Big thanks to Bill Mooney for inspiring the series. Design: D.R. Sapperstein and The Silent P.


  1. Gina Witt on June 5, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Where the back can I buy one of these?? My husband attended the Civic Opera concert and had the time of his life. I would love to get him that poster but the internet does not proffer…

    • The Silent P on July 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      I have one complete set. All the rest were sold at show. It is a TOUGH find for sure! All the best, Matt

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