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Fillmore poster art, part 1: A brief history

Fillmore poster art, part 1: A brief history

Promotional concert posters for shows at The Fillmore (first the Fillmore Auditorium and then Fillmore West) document the history of...

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How Andy Pritiken entered a contest and won a career

How Andy Pritiken entered a contest and won a career

Initially skeptical of design contests, artist Andy Pritiken entered the call to create a logo for Charlottesville, VA-based progressive roots community, Rootfire. Pritiken...

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Beware of Darkness: Ancient themes for modern times

Beware of Darkness: Ancient themes for modern times

Los Angeles-based alt-rock band Beware of Darkness formed in 2010 as the project of vocalist/guitarist Kyle Nicolaides and drummer Tony...

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Creative Allies Backstage at Bonnaroo

Creative Allies Backstage at Bonnaroo

Creative Allies joined music fans from around the country for this year’s Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival featuring performances from...

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Something old, something new: Letterpress posters

Something old, something new: Letterpress posters

My first encounter with letterpress was in the mid-90s, at a craft fair. It was a poster by Yee-Haw Industries...

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The Evolution of the Merch Booth

The Evolution of the Merch Booth

Along with the rest of the music business, the merch booth — that sanctuary of stickers and shirts —  is...

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Music is my speed: Greg Mike on Camp Bisco, blacklight art and what “Neon Native” means to him

Music is my speed: Greg Mike on Camp Bisco, blacklight art and what “Neon Native” means to him

Artist and designer Greg Mike is the founder and creative director of Atlanta-based multi-platform studio ABV, and serves as art...

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Moonlighting: Musicians as visual artists

Moonlighting: Musicians as visual artists

We often think of the muse as a single-minded inspiration. It (she? he?) brings songs to songwriters, colors to painters,...

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Step into the blacklight

Step into the blacklight

Fireflies, ocean phosphorescence, those glow-in-the-dark stars that stick to the ceiling: most of us learn as children that  glow in...

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New albums, classic visuals

New albums, classic visuals

The aesthetic of a band is is made of more than just the sounds on their album. It’s also encompasses their live...

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