Synopses & Reviews
Authoritative, eye-popping, and massive, Art of Modern Rock
is the first and last word on contemporary concert posters. An art form that has grown hand-in-hand with the independent music scene, heralding small and large gigs alike, the posters have emerged from visually creative street-level notices to prized collectibles rendered in a variety of styles and media. Today's poster artists combine the expressive freedom pioneered in the poster revolution of the 1960s with the attitude and the do-it-yourself approach of the punk scene, creating an unprecedented surge of innovative poster production on an international scale.
Featuring over 1,600 exemplary rock posters and flyers from over 200 international studios and artists, Art of Modern Rock is the long-anticipated sequel to coauthor Paul Grushkin's The Art of Rock. Profiles and quotes from the pioneers in the field and their emerging heirs share nearly 500 gloriously packed pages of poster after mind-blowing poster. As brash and colorful as the burgeoning scene it documents, Art of Modern Rock is the must-have book for music and poster fans and collectors.
The first and last word on today's concert posters and promotional art, featuring over 1500 exemplary rock posters from over 200 international studios and artists. A massive 492 pages long, this is the long anticipated sequel to Art of Rock.
Authoritative, eye-popping, and massive, this is the first and last word on contemporary concert posters, with more than 1,600 exemplary rock posters and flyers from more than 200 international studios and artists.
About the Author
Paul Grushkin is the author of the best-selling The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk
and an acknowledged expert in rock merchandise. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dennis King is a premier collector and dealer of rock posters and memorabilia. He lives in Berkeley, California.