Presenting the 2018 SXSW Comedy Poster Designed by Timothy Pittides

SXSW Comedy is excited to release this year’s official festival poster by artist Timothy Pittides, known for his popular Vices series. On his inspiration for this meticulously hand-stippled design, Pittides had this to say:

“When a client has a vision, my job is to make that vision a reality. When I was asked to create the poster for this year’s SXSW Comedy Festival, they had a specific idea in mind that I couldn’t have been more excited about. They wanted a poster with the vibe and tone of vintage magic posters from the early 1920s and 30s; subject matter that is right in my wheelhouse.”

“I wanted to do something unique with the material rather than just produce a carbon copy or create something many other artists have done in the past. I wanted something dark, mysterious and at the same time, light and whimsical. It was a difficult task, but satisfying and fun. I believe I was able to hit the mark and hopefully you all will enjoy it as much as I did creating it!”

2018 SXSW Comedy Poster

100 hand-numbered prints of the 18”x24” poster will be available at the Austin Convention Center starting March 9. Each of the following performers from the 2018 SXSW Comedy lineup are featured on the poster and will receive an exclusive variant print with metallic inks.

Adam Lustick • Adam Pally • Aparna Nancherla • Baron Vaughn • Beth Stelling • Betsy Sodaro • Bill Hader • Brandon Wardell • Brooks Wheelan • Chris Garcia • Conner O’Malley • Dave Anthony • Dave Hill • David Gborie • Dick Cavett • Doug Benson • Gareth Reynolds • Godfrey • Horatio Sanz • Ian Abramson • Ian Karmel • Jake Weisman • James Adomian • James Davis • Jeffrey Ross • Jermaine Fowler • Jim Gaffigan • Jo Firestone • Joe Pera • Jon Gabrus • Lauren Lapkus • Leonard Maltin • Liza Treyger • Lynne Koplitz • Maeve Higgins • Martha Kelly • Matt Besser • Matt Ingebretson • Matteo Lane • Matthew Broussard • Monroe Martin • Nick Thune • Nick Offerman • Orlando Leyba • Pat Bishop • Rachel Bloom • Ramon Rivas • Robin Thede • Ron White • Roy Wood Jr. • Sam Morril • Scott Aukerman • Sean Patton • Stuart Goldsmith • Vanessa Gonzalez • Willie Barcena

Timothy Pittides is a freelance illustrator based in Universal City, TX. He has created artwork for major film and book properties as well as world famous musicians and performance artists.

Don’t miss this year’s SXSW Comedy Festival packed with rising stars and established names – register to attend today. The SXSW Comedy Festival is open to all SXSW Badges, Music Festival and Film Festival Wristbands. Browse the 2018 lineup and more details available at



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