Sunday, 19 February 2012

From Here to Fame. Emek Poster Art

Emek Poster Art

Poster artist Emek combines 60’s counterculture psy- chedelia and 90’s postindustrial iconography to create vibrant, visually stunning illustrations for rock concert posters and protest art.“The thinking man’s poster art- ist” his unique visual style has graced music posters on a diverse spectrum. Initially, the poster offered a com- mercially viable alternative to advertising for a young art school graduate—and later proved to be an oppor- tunity for artistic freedom rarely allowed in other com- mercial work. Emek first hand draws, the silk screens multi- colored posters on paper, as well a experimenting with various mediums such as metal, glass and plastic, (he has even carved posters from stone!) for some of the music worlds brightest stars-- from B.B King to The Beastie Boys, The Flaming Lips to Bright Eyes-- in limited editions of around 300 copies often with complete cre- ative license for their content. He brings the same pas- sionate intensity from his music posters to his protest art posters and illustrations for magazines such as Roll- ing Stone. Emek’s work has received international praise and has been collected by the Rock’n’Roll hall of fame. Collected together here for the fist time is a retrospec- tive of his Rock’n’Roll art as well as his editorial illustra- tion and protest posters showing his work in amazing detail.

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