Dude. Sweet! Dude. Sweet! Dude. Sweet!

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A long overdue exhibition “Sweet: The Graphic Beauty of the Contemporary Rock Poster” opens next month and heaven help us if we can’t get to Maryland to see it. The exhibition features 29 firms specializing in silk-screened rock posters in the Art/Sociology Building Atrium at the University of Maryland. The exhibition runs February 6 through March 29, 2008, with an all-day opening called Sweet Booth, where participating exhibiting artists will sell rock posters, unique works of art, and clothing. Sweet!

In addition, artist Jesse LeDoux will create a site-specific installation that addresses the versatility of the screen printing technique, and artist Tim Gough will create unique signage by silk-screening directly on the walls. The complete list of artists, including 33RPM, Aesthetic Apparatus, Decoder Ring, El Jefe Design, Small Stakes, and many more, is on the website. And for those of you who caught the reference in the headline: Dude.