12/30/2011 09:43 am ET

'Gig Posters Volume 2' Book Showcases 9 Beautiful Concert Posters

Like books and their covers, perhaps it's best if we don't judge a band by it's gig poster. Still, there's no harm in admiring the artwork, whether or not it is indicative of the music's mood or themes.

Gig Posters Volume 2 [Quirk Books, $40.00] showcases the artwork used to promote bands, including a sketch of a literary fortress for The Books, a minimalist, earthy-hued letterpress look for Beach House and an allegorical, fairy tale-esque drawing for The Decemberists.