If there was any proof or hope for the growth of music and art culture in China, its in Shanghai. And Idlebeats is a glimmering beacon of hope for bands and artists -- both Shanghai locals and talent from the other side of the world. Artists Nini Sum & Gregor Koerting have been designing a bunch of great gig posters and art prints, even bringing screen printing lessons and shows to Shanghai.
Having been to Yu Yin Tang, the venue featured in The Handsome Furs poster at the top, I can personally confirm that there is an arts and indie scene in Shanghai, and its definitely growing.
View more of the silkscreen process photos of the Handsome Furs Shanghai gig poster here.
Handsome Furs -- Shanghai gig poster by Gregor Koerting available here.
"A Masterpiece" by Shanghai artist Nini Sum available here.
"Smooth Ride" art print by Nini Sum, available here.
David Lynch screenprint available here. Edition of 100.