Jimmy Barnes Barnestorming Poster
Promotional poster for the Jimmy Barnes Barnestorming tour, which ran from December 1987 to February 1988. The tour was followed by a live album, released in December 1988. It was the first live album by Jimmy Barnes and it spent three weeks at number one on the Australian charts following its release.
The pun on 'Barnes' and 'barnstorming' is emphasised by the inclusion of a set of wings in this graphic design. Barnstormers were pilots who flew throughout the country giving aeroplane joyrides and, more notably, performing dangerous stunts which could include nosedives and flying through barns, sometimes leading to pilots crashing their planes. Barnstorming was very popular in the US in the 1920s.
Like the barnstomers of old, this logo implies that Jimmy Barnes is on tour throughout the country, bringing an exciting and dangerous performance to each venue he visits. The best logos are often very simple and this one has been cleverly conceived.