It’s such a god-awful name, Ra Ra Riot, that I completely didn’t listen to them. No knowing how absolutely awesome they were an fobbing them off as a pretty sleazy rock band… There’s a lot in a name dudes!!!
Anyway, David Wang Provides an awesome colourful, and textured poster for a show that includes the incredible Maps & Atlases too!
Here’s more of his work, I absolutely love posters that aren’t easily definable into ‘International Paper Sizes’ Bring on the revolution…
After already being covered by my man Rich over at Bands & Design (Post) I found out this morning that Died Young, Stayed Pretty (a rather super duper looking movie about Poster Design and American sub-culture is getting a UK screening at the ICA in London from the 9th of October, for the entire month (timetable here)… what’s better, the ‘Cannot distribute to the UK’ line on their website will now be able to be ignored as the ICA will be the UK distributor of the title…
Second movie title of the post is American Artefact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art, I think it’ll be a little more formal in tone than the aforementioned Died Young but nevertheless, a great movie about a great artform…
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Tagged Amercian, American Artefact, Artefact, Died, Died Young Stayed Pretty, Distribution, Poster art, Pretty, Stayed, The Rise of American Rock Poster Art, UK, Youmg
Roofwalkers, before right now, I have never heard this band, my usual morning trawl through the internet churned up this beautiful piece of poster before I was able to chew my breakfast… They’re a band from Washington DC that don’t sound too far different from something that Sub Pop would release… I like it… anyway. The designer is Sonnen Zimmer and a real simple, modernist feel has been created… I love seeing creative use of colours, especially when screen printing is brought into play! This is also continues onto album artwork and i’d imagine, further into the realms of band merch!
Sonnen Zimmer print their own posters and have so much work in their portfolio and also in their store…
I absolutely adore the first print below, it’s for a project called the Show and Tell Show which is a collective of artists bringing design to the fore…
I’m even toying with getting a copy of this 8- colour beauty delivered so it ca take pride and place above a fireplace someday…
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Tagged and, Jews, Posters, Print, Roofwalkers, Screen, Screen Printing, Show, Show and Tell Show, Silver, Silver Jews, Sonnen Zimmer, Sub Pop, Tell, The Aquabats, The Books, Waterfall
I have loved Set Your Goals ever since I saw them in LePub, in Newport before they moved the stage from UP a set of stairs to where it is now… People went nuts and still do! More Pop Punk, less inane chugging!
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Tagged Broadway CAlls, Chugs, Fireworks, Gang Vocals, Minnows, Mutiny!, Newport, Pop, Pop Punk, Punk, Set Your Goals, Shark, TJ's, Tj's Newport
This poster is from Aesthetic Apparatus who, have made a bunch of my favorite posters over the past few months. This, for Andrew Bird is ace, a nice use of colour defines the 3-D aspects in the funnels…
They’ve done a bunch of work for The Dead Weather, Future of the Left and Vivian Girls, M Ward, Aginst Me! and so many more!… Check out the portfolio and the store for a bunch of ace prints… Postage to the UK is super steep but never mind!
Here’s a few more lush bits and bobs:
To start a blog, you have to have something to say that matters… This does that for me:
Black Flag - Bars
Raymond Pettibond (Website) created the simple, stark and questioning logo when he suggested the use of Black Flag as the bands new moniker (after they decided to ditch Panic) to his Brother Greg Ginn, band member and Label Chief (SST Records).
From it’s humble beginning the image was and is continually used on the majority of visual output from the Band. It is said that Pettibond would create simple black and white sketches using just ink and hand them over to his brother, using the photocopier, scissors and a bunch of Pritt Stick, flyers, posters and even album artwork were created from single illustrations. Pettibond would get annoyed as most of the time it was the original piece that was used to make the new artwork ie. Not a photocopy. Losing it to the hands of the band.
Rollins even used to collect the flyers and posters pasted up on telephone poles before he joined the band… In his book, Michael Azerrad cites his artwork as integral to the growth and popularity (relative) of Black Flag and the entire American Underground movement during the 80’s (Our Band Could Be Your Life)
The link with SST records, via his brother allowed Pettibon to work with a bunch of other artists who shared the same DIY ethic as Black Flag. He worked with The Minutemen & Sonic Youth and more recently The Foo Fighters.
And there we go… Blog post number one, well atleast the first ‘Classic’ post done and dusted, i’m going to keep the classics to a weekly affair as otherwise it’ll just be a bunch of old stuff whilst it’s not actually the point of the blog… Looking at new exciting design capturing the feel of the originals.
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Tagged 80's, Art, Black, Black Flag, Cut and Paste, Damaged, design, Flag, Hardcore, In My Head, Ink, My War, Pen, Pettibond, Police, Punk, Raymond, Raymond Pettibond, REcords, Slip it in, SST, SST Records