Lil Tuffy is an American artist and designer in the field of modern rock/pop poster art, also known as 'gigposter' art, as well as serigraph and fine art production. As a member of the 2000s resurgence of the poster-art scene he has designed posters for a wide variety of musical acts, including Devo, Slayer, Pavement, Queens of the Stone Age, Faith No More, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Morrissey and many others. His work has been exhibited in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Serbia, and the UK and he regularly appears at music festivals including South by Southwest, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Noise Pop, Primavera Sound, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, Reeperbahn Festival and more. He is a regular contributor to The Fillmore, The Warfield Theatre and the Regency Ballroom's poster series.
Tuffy's artistic style is greatly influenced by Postminimalism, as well as advertising artwork of the 20th century. He has cited Saul Bass, Andy Warhol and Art Chantry as major influences. Although he works in a variety of styles, it primarily incorporates limited color palettes, simple typography and the use of negative space.