Poster Cabaret’s mission is to provide unique and affordable posters and prints that people use to create meaningful spaces in their lives.
The first Poster Cabaret website launched in 2005 after the founder, Lad, returned home from serving as an infantry soldier in Afghanistan. The studio had its roots in the modern gig poster renaissance of the 2000s. Lad’s love of music and the gig poster medium set the anchor for Poster Cabaret in that art form. His time in Afghanistan influenced the preference for whimsical art and illustration on Poster Cabaret.
Graham Franciose signing “Important Things” – 2017
East 6th Street studio – Austin – 2016
Brett Amory signing “Waiting #140” – 2012
By the mid-2000s, the site’s offering expanded into art prints from graphic designers and contemporary painters. While Poster Cabaret became a print publisher in 2008, the studio was kept small and personal with an independent DIY ethos. Lad has remained the owner-operator over the years and handles everything from customer emails and art curation to print making and website design. Poster Cabaret has been featured on numerous design blogs and publications over the years. Poster Cabaret ships orders from New York to Los Angeles and Berlin to Sydney every week.
Afghanistan – 2004
Poster Cabaret studio – 2021