For many people, comic books were among the first experiences of exposure to pop culture. Even if you didn't indulge in the pages of Marvel, DC or the countless other cartoon publishing houses of the 70's and 80's, you gotta admit, this colour chart is a real treat for anyone wanting to make their designs POP!
Artist Peter Coffin began his work with the iconic designs of LA’s Colby Poster Printing Company in 2008. Over the years, he solicited friends to contribute their dream concerts—invented lineups for impossible gigs—and combined them with the print shop’s famously eye-popping poster backgrounds, resulting in Imaginary Concerts: a stirring, two-volume celebration of music’s vast conceptual universe. Featuring 160 concert lineups from a roster of artists, authors and daydreamers including Yoko Ono, Larry Clark, Quasimoto, Genesis P-Orridge and dozens of others, Imaginary Concerts: Volumes One and Two transport the reader into an uncannily evocative, nostalgia-tinged and personally revealing realm of musical what-ifs.
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Fellow Sydneysider Mike Watt (no, not the wicked Minutemen bassist) is an illustrator held in high esteem. His work on a personal and commercial level has been seen by thousands and has a style and humour all of it’s own. I’m guessing Mike has a background in the hip hop community, as he seems as at home throwing up a wall as he does generating computer graphics. Check his website below for more freshness.
I'm yet to track down a copy of this fascinating looking doco made by Academy Award nominated editor, Sandra Adair, The Secret Life of Lance Letscher.
Letscher's singular, focused ascension to become a leading light in the world of collage is documented here with "intimate access into Letscher’s methodical techniques, personal challenges, family life, and brilliant mind".