Austin History Center

Jared Connor Posters

An Inventory to the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Connor, Jared
Title: Jared Connor Posters
Inclusive Dates: 2000-2003
Abstract: The collection consists of approximately fifty posters created by Jared Connor, a popular music poster artist located in Austin, Texas. The collection spans from 2000 to 2003, and highlights various bands, as well as many music clubs/venues in Austin.
Identification: AR.2002.021
Quantity: Approximately 50 posters
Location: Oversized Archives
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Jared Connor created the company Mexican Chocolate and has designed band posters since 2000 in Austin, Texas. His posters typically incorporate symmetry, old clipart, and collages. His first poster was for Honky, NYE 1999/2000 Red Eyed Fly. His influences include names such as MC Escher and HR Giger. Other bands and companies he has worked for include: The Mars Volta, Turbonegro, No Warning, Honky, Warner Brothers, Universal, Roadrunner Records, Teepee Records, Gyro Worldwide, Tribal DDB, Arclight Records, Josephson Engineering and Capita Snowboards.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains approximately fifty posters advertising music (rock, punk and country) shows at various music venues. Austin clubs such as La Zona Rosa, Stubbs BBQ, Red Eyed Fly, Emo's, Gypsy Tea Room, The Parish, Aussies, and the Austin Music Hall are represented. The collection also includes posters for other Texas and national venues.

The posters promote bands and musicians such as The Rollins Band, Billy Idol, Pat Green, 30 Odd Foot of Grumps, Clutch, Biohazard, Leftover Salmon, Tomahawk, Lucinda Williams, Peter Yorn, Tool, Merle Haggard, Concrete Blond, John Mayer, Dixie Witch, High on Fire, Nebula, Turbonegro, Mondo Generator, The Cramps, Gore Gore Girls, My Morning Jacket, Melvins, New Found Glory, Finch, Butthole Surfers, Stereolab, Travis, Remy Zero, The Cult, The Breeders, The John Spencer Blues Explosion, Puddle of Mud, Busta Rhymes, The Roots, Everclear, Caustic Resin, and Death Cab for Cutie.


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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Connor, Jared
Mexican Chocolate Design.
Stubb's BBQ.
La Zona Rosa.
Austin (Tex.)
Rock groups - Posters.
Rock music - Posters.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jared Connor Poster Collection (AR.2002.021). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2002/070

Donation Date: 2005

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Danica Galbraith in 2012.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Location Box
qAR 21 Assorted posters, 2000-2003
03/02/004 Social Distortion at Stubb's BBQ poster, 2002