AC/DC to Kylie: Vintage poster collection rocks music fans
We all remember the first concert we went to or record we bought – and chances are that Nick Vukovic has the exact poster of both in his epic collection of more than 500,000 music posters.
The art of music posters has long captured the imagination of music lovers across different genres and bands. While most of us might collect a music poster promoting our favourite band, album or concert, for one collector, the passion for music and art runs so deep that it has spiralled into an epic collection of more than half a million music posters.
Nick Vukovic's love of music posters knows no bounds, with his acclaimed collection featuring everyone from Australian rock legends Midnight Oil, AC/DC and INXS to pop princess Kylie Minogue and festivals such as the Big Day Out and the Sunbury Music Festival.
The music poster collection, which spans more than 40 years and even saw Vukovic showcase it at the Pasted and Wasted Music Poster Exhibition at Docklands in late 2021, is all thanks to a passion for music that first started as a child.
“As a child living in Croatia, I used to live in a house where underneath us, there was a man who was a baritone for the theatre,” Vukovic says. “In the morning he would do the scales and it left an impression on me.”