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The late 1960s is generally considered the golden age of rock-and-roll posters, but Gibson's collection of poster, album-cover, and other art concerning the graphics-minded band Electric Frankenstein argues to extend that date. From the beginning, the members of Electric Frankenstein, subscribers to the punk do-it-yourself ethic, put great thought into the flyers and posters advertising the band. The examples reproduced here mix and match influences with impunity and in satisfyingly lurid colors. Many approach the stoned magnificence of a Rick Griffin or Victor Moscoso creation from the Summer of Love. Others borrow from the legendary Big Daddy Roth-Robert Williams Rat Fink artistic corpus. Still others stand alone in bent glory; for instance, the Cat in the Hat poster in which Frankensteinish seams and electrodes adorn the green feline. Comic-book styles and fumetti technique are also employed to good advantage in fun and colorful creations that bid fair to overtake the band itself in renown. Loads of good, colorful fun; who knows what the band sounds like--or cares? Mike Tribby
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"All the artwork in your books are freakin' Awesome!!!! I get inspired to create every time I look at them."Published 17 months ago by Roland A. Napoli
This is the very first book published that features rock n roll artwork for a band, capturing the first 10 years of record cover and poster art for Electric Frankenstein, done by... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Sal Canzonieri
Perfect book. Graphics are bright colorful and kickin'. Just what you want to have in your collection, for art lovers and music lovers-it bridges the gap. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Lauren Milner