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
At the recent Philly Geek Awards, Sonia Petruse and Austin Seraphin won “Visual Artist of the Year” for their work on Braille street art.
, Artists We Dig
, writer highlight
, street art
, visually impaired
Did you know they have sketchbooks in Hungary? And that they have pens too?!?! János Kőrös knows this dirty little secret and exploits it like a fat kid in a cake factory (there haven’t been enough 50 Cent references in the world lately). Anyway, these are just a few examples of some amazing ink he’s putting down in his moleskines. Check his page out for more.
, János Kőrös
Via Manuel Bello at ArrestedMotion
It’s always great to see good things happen for amazing artists and all around good guys. With that, cheers to José Parlá and the Barclays Center on the new 10 ft. x 70 ft. (i.e. LARGE) mural, Diary of Brooklyn, just released over the weekend. Brooklyn is lucky to have such an epic artist that calls it home.
Check out more about the story behind the mural and many more detailed photos @ArrestedMotion.
And of course, José Parlá.
Tags: barclays center
, diary of brooklyn
, jose parla