Fred Tomaselli

fred tomaselli born in Santa Monica in 1956, is a contemporary American artist, best known for his collage pieces using unusual tools and materials to make abstract environments. he uses resin-coated paintings on wood panel with layers photo cuts put into spiral shapes, often beside drugs and such.  the end results being hectic imagery influenced by freds own existence such as events like the AIDS crisis. he is very well known, and his works have been shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and exhibitions at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and White Cube in London. He now lives in new york.

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Tom Tomorrow

Tom Tomorrow is the pen name of editorial cartoonist Dan Perkins. His weekly comic strip This Moddern World, which comments on current events, appears regularly in over 80 newspapers across the United States and Canada as of 2015. Tom is best knowen for his work on This moddern world which has won over 20 awards in the last 15 yeard includint 2 altweekly awards for best moddern comic strip.

This all almost stopped in 2009 when Village Voice Media publishers of 16 alternative weeklies, suspended all syndicat

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ed cartoons across their entire chain. Perkins lost twelve client papers in cities including Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, and Seattle, prompting his friend Eddie Vender to post an open letter on thePearl Jam website in support of the cartoonist. Vedder and Perkins had become friends after meeting at a campaign rally for Ralph Nader in 2000. The collaboration between Pearl Jam and Perkins continued with an invite to submit cover art for the Back Spacer album in 2009.After being selected to provide the cover art for Backspacer, Perkins went on to create a series of Halloween-themed posters for the concerts supporting the album.

 

Jamie Reid

Jamie Reid is an English artist born 1974

Jamies work is very rough, bold and in your face. His style is inspired by collages and illustration. He uses very bold and bright colours that contrast well.

The sex pistols were a punk rock band formed in London 1975 Reid began work for them in 1976. The heavywork load and city living eventually pushed Reid out of Suburban Press and away from London, in general. Then, in 1976, he received a telegram from his college friend, Malcolm McLaren, who wanted to gauge Reid’s interest in coming back to London.

Reid’s return to the city brought him back in touch with McLaren and a new band that McLaren had recently formed and started managing, the Sex Pistols. Fronted by lead singer Johnny Rotten, the angry, brash young group soon became the face of English punk rock. At least part of that was due to Reid.

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Working closely with the Pistols, Reid designed artwork for the group’s debut (and only) studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. He also co-wrote the lyrics of one of the group’s most popular songs, “Anarchy in the U.K.,” and produced cover art for the song, a torn and tattered Union Jack flag with safety pins clipped to it. That and other Reid-made Pistols art, including a picture of the Queen with a safety pin through her lip, became defining symbols of the punk rock era, and the Sex Pistols in particular.

 

John Pasche

When it comes to the music industry and his career it didn’t hit off until the one design that he did for The Rolling Stones. The design was of lips and a tongue and is still one of the most recognisable logos of all time, even today. It was originally produced for their album ‘sticky fingers’. Her ended working with them through 1970 to 1974 and with his time with them he became a life long fan.

His idea for the logo came from when he met Jaggar for the first time ever, according to Pasche, the first thing you notice about his is the size of his lips and mouth. He continued on designing posters for them mostly the American and European tours. Rolling Stones isn’t the only band that he’s helped design posters for, he’s also created ones for The Stranglers, The Raven and Dr Feelgood.

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Frank Kozic

Frank Kozik was born in 1962 in Madrid, Spain.
His father was an American serviceman and his mother a young Spanish woman. He spent his childhood in Spain. This experience of growing up under the fascist dictator Franco would later serve as a major influence throughout his work.

Often credited with single handedly reviving the lost art of the concert poster, his creative career rose largely out of his enthusiasm for Austin’s growing underground punk rock scene in the early eighties. In 1981, he began designing and posting black and white flyers for friends’ bands on telephone poles. His reputation quickly grew as an artist whose work was graphically compelling and culturally gripping.

as you can tell in this metal poster from the 90’s he used bold lines and contrasting colours. The Text element and the bold illustration, spaced on the diagonal opposites, it creates a pleasing balance.  the relevance to the music and the poster I think links very well being very vulgar nature and some-what aggressive.

Slayer’s Music being the same.

in my opinion I feel he created wonderful music graphics that matches the types of music they are for.

 

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.
Warhol’s art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. He was also a pioneer in computer-generated art using Amiga computers that were introduced in 1984, two years before his death.

He founded Interview Magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warhol and Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He managed and produced the Velvet Underground, a rock band which had a strong influence on the evolution of punk rock music. He is also notable as a gay man who lived openly as such before the gay liberation movement. His studio, The Factory, was a famous gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.

Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. He coined the widely used expression “15 minutes of fame”. Many of his creations are very collectible and highly valuable. The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is US$105 million for a 1963 canvas titled “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)”. A 2009 article in The Economist described Warhol as the “bellwether of the art market”. Warhol’s works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold.

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In the mid-1960s, Warhol adopted the band the Velvet Underground, making them a crucial element of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable multimedia performance art show. Warhol, with Paul Morrissey, acted as the band’s manager, introducing them to Nico (who would perform with the band at Warhol’s request). In 1966 he “produced” their first album The Velvet Underground & Nico, as well as providing its album art.

Warhol designed many album covers for various artists starting with the photographic cover of John Wallowitch’s debut album, ‘This Is John Wallowitch!!!’ in 1964. He designed the cover art for The Rolling Stones’ albums ‘Sticky Fingers’ in 1971 and ‘Love You Live’  in 1977, Andy designed the John Cale albums ‘The Academy in Peril’ in 1972 and ‘Honi Soit’ in 1981. One of Warhol’s last works was a portrait of Aretha Franklin for the cover of her 1986 gold album Aretha, which was done in the style of the Reigning Queens series he had completed the year before.

Warhol strongly influenced the new wave/punk rock band Devo, as well as David Bowie. Bowie recorded a song called “Andy Warhol” for his 1971 album Hunky Dory. Lou Reed wrote the song “Andy’s Chest”, about Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Warhol, in 1968.

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Music Graphics | Malcolm Garrett

Malcolm Garret is a British graphic designer born in Northwitch England in 1956, He’s worked for people like the Buzzcocks, Duran Duran, Simple Minds and Peter Gabriel. Garrett was one of the first designers to go completely digital in 1990.

His work was mainly graphic identity, exhibition design, television graphics and literature design.

He studied typography at Reading University from 1974-75 and graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic from 1975-78.

In 1994 Garret paired up with Alasdair Scott to form AMXdigital which was later call AMXstudios an interactive media production company

First recognized with his design for Buzzcocks album ‘Orgasm Addict’ released in 1977 which featured a collage from Linder Sterling. The sleeve was originally in colour however the record company suggested that it should only use two tones so Garrett changed it to use yellow and a blue monotone.

Garrett also designed promotional material for the Buzzcocks which displayed the logo for the first time including the double z. Garret wanted to set the Buzzcocks aside from the punk look which he explained was becoming ‘cliche’ and locked in time.

Garret created his own design company, Assorted iMaGes in 1977 and worked as design director until 1994. The lettering on the front was hand drafted

He also designed record slips for Duran Duran’s first four albums Rio, Duran Duran, Seven and the ragged tiger and Arena.

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