Auction For Moogfest Posters, Signed By Carl Craig, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin & Others

If you’re looking for a cool gift idea for a synth fan (including yourself), check out the Bob Moog Foundation’s auctions for signed Moogfest posters.

The Bob Moog Foundation is a non-profit, independent of Moog Music, run by Michelle Moog-Koussa, with the goal of preserving the legacy of Bob Moog and inspiring “creativity at the intersection of music, science, history and innovation.”

At Moogfest 2012, a host of artists were generous and gracious enough sign the beautiful, official Moogfest posters (which are works or art in themselves) to help raise funding for the projects of the Bob Moog Foundation.

Among those artists were:

  • Orbital
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Santigold
  • Morton Subotnick
  • Thomas Dolby
  • Nas
  • Primus
  • Squarepusher
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow
  • Carl Craig
  • Bear in Heaven
  • Divine Fits
  • GZA
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Miike Snow
  • Death Grips
  • Shpongle
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • E-lp.

The one-of-a-kind Moogfest 2012 Official poster were designed by Eric Davis. Featuring clouds and the moon in hues ranging from pastel to neon, this work of art is a great addition to any poster collection. Printed on 100lb poster stock, this 24” x 36” poster also features the festival name, dates and complete line-up.

You can view the posters and bid on them here, but don’t delay. The auctions end the morning of Saturday, November 24th.

10 thoughts on “Auction For Moogfest Posters, Signed By Carl Craig, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin & Others

  1. cencorship on here is fuckin ridiculous. .
    Any criticism of hypocrisy is silenced?
    Gold plated synthesisers in times of recession? Dead cool. Then a begging bowl to promote ‘moog ‘
    this is comical.

    1. We delete comments that are spam and also ones that are personal attacks.

      As noted in the article, “The Bob Moog Foundation is a non-profit, independent of Moog Music” – which means that your comments were not only personal attacks, but they were uninformed and ignored the actual content of the post.

      Please keep your comments on topic and constructive.

      1. Maybe you would do the decent thing and repost my comments .
        Then we can see where my words where personal attaks?
        I am a qualified music technology and radio production tutor who has worked in some of the north of Englands shittiest areas, working with young truants and adult addicts trying to get clean.
        I have worked in the field of music teaching in poor areas.
        Are you trying to say criticism of moogs is without ‘foundation’ (scuse the pun)
        How can my criticism that you censored be a personal attak, I do not know anyone at moog? I did not name anyone at moog?

  2. Even allowing for his technical/creative intuition concerning what made a great, warm circuit for musical use, the best thing about Bob was his amazement at what people did with his synths. He was not a musician by his own standards, but he still had that elusive FEEL, which legions of artists have sought for eons. If the Moog Foundation only leads a few kids a year into enjoying music that comes from their own hands, there’s just one word for it: GOOD. I had a MiniMoog as my first synth, so the man’s imprint on me goes deep.

    1. My first “synth” was a looped single cycle saw waveform in a sampler and a LP filter on top. Until today, i have little direct use for analog synths, although i often emulate them. I have little respect for the people who hate on digital, they are simply spoilt, or incompetent with computers and synthesis. Moog make great instruments, but the cult of moo-moog and their analog sheep is ridiculous. They want to inspire kids? Build a 50 dollar synth for kids! I would never let anyone near a multi-k dollar synth, esp. If it was analog. Yes, i am jealous of those privileged kids with minimoogs as first synths, i mean WTH?

      1. I was “privileged”… to scrape up $700 for a pal’s used MiniMoog. I firmly believe a person’s first synth should be knob-y and slider-y. You learn a guitar by becoming intimate with strings. You learn a synth via knobs and keyboard. Besides, IMO, a Little Phatty is about as “low” as Moog SHOULD go for a basic/starter synth. Much less and the subjective feel would suffer. Besides, don’t most of us have a couple of mid-to-higher-end instruments and then a few lesser but still cheerful toys?

  3. Anyway, I was there. Squarepusher was worth the trip. The $6 beers made me mad for a bit, till I tasted them 🙂 , Got to try some new brews, listen to some amazing music, moogfest is the place to be! Asheville also kicks ass! You better make it there next time synthhead! (were you there? hmm)

  4. I sprang for VIP tix at Moogfest and was very happy with all the extra whatnot: good seats, t-shirts, complementary booze and beer. It was a lot of fun and rubbing shoulders with some folks in the industry was well worth the trip. It was great to see how artists are creating their live shows and using synthesis tools and controllers in innovative ways. I agree, Squarepusher was great, even if his bass guitar routine left a lot of the Mollied-up ravers scratching their heads.

    MakeNoise’s synth intro with Alessandro Cortini and Richard Devine was a blast.

    Thomas Dolby, Miike Snow, Explosions in the Sky, and Morton Subotnick made the trip WELL worth it.

    And you’ll be hard-pressed to find better food than Modesto or Tupelo Honey in Asheville. I ate myself sick! Wow!

    Knock Moog all you want. You won’t find many folks nicer or more supportive of music and of musicians. I met Michelle and Mike, and I was terribly impressed.

  5. Oh, and where was moog when i was 14 and needed a synth? Selling posters signed by artists gone a tad stale? Thank the universe for samplers!

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