Frank Kozik

Frank Kozik is an American graphic artist who was born in Spain but moved to America, he’s best known for his alternate posters of rock bands such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pearl Jam, The Offspring and Nirvana. He was often credited with reviving the lost art of old concert posters he found laying around. His creative rose for Austin’s growing underground punk rock scene in the early 80’s. His reputation grew even more when he began creating and posting black and white posters on telephone poles for his friends that were in bands of their own. The reason he become so popular with his designs was because they were culturally gripping and graphically fascinating. He eventually transitioned into producing large, colourful concert posters for musicians such as Green Day, The White Stripes, Neil Young and Nirvana.

 In 1995, he started his own record label – Man’s Ruin Records. The majority of his posters and album art were silkscreened and numbered in the studio. Also during this time he designed and released over 200 singles and designed a full-length album with the Sex Pistols and the first Queens of the Stone Age single. It wasn’t until 2001 that Kozik closed the studio and devoted himself full-time art and design. He also still designs products and campaigns for major media and lifestyle brands including the 2007 spike TV Video Games Award Trophy, a pair of NikeSB Dunk Quickstrike sneakers and an ‘Absolut Kozik’ ad print.

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