Sue Apfelbaum and Laura Forde drop an extra dope bit of anecdotal graphic history in a post for RedBullMusicAcademy. They dig up some fantastic tales behind some of the most epic logos in Nyc music history, the kind of logos that just have that instantaneous recognition and hit you in the chest like “pow!”
Who is that in the P.E. crosshairs? What logo was supposed to look like a guy getting his head punched in from behind? Which testosterone driven Hip Hop group’s logo was actually designed by an English woman?
Just from the mash up above, you know you need to check this out, HERE.
, Hip Hop
Tags: blue note
, def jam
, giant step
, Public Enemy
, run dmc
Photo by Sharon Cantillon / Buffalo News
Preparing myself for the whatever-whatever that is the annual Grammy Awards, I came across a nice little story. A coupla guys who call their band Geneseo, after the upstate New York town they hail from (not far from a couple places I call “home”), were up for a Grammy for album art, against David Bowie, Jay Z, Metallica. They’re not a household name yet, but they partnered with a couple of local visual artists, Annie Stoll and Brian Gunert of White Bicycle to create a unique-sounding package with scratch-off surfaces. Looks like Geneseo got together an Indiegogo campaign to travel to the awards ceremony.
The article that I learned a lot of this from was from The Daily News, a local-to-Geneseo newspaper.
Excellent work, all.
, Autmatic Music Can Be Fun
, Grammy Awards
What better day for bad ideas than Monday? I just received an email promo for a new product that’s about as revolutionary as cracked pepper A-1 steak sauce…Jagermeister Spice. Really. I just hope it mixes well with my cake vodka, oh wait, no that’d ruin the experience, they suggest it “demands a different method of consumption: either neat, or as a room temperature shot.” Maybe they’ll do a cross promotion with a ‘steak house’ that actually allows A-1 on the premises.
As far as I’m concerned the only thing Jager really has going for it is that it does actually have a pretty phenomenal logo.