101 KICK-ASS MUSIC COVERS, Part 12

Five more covers in the collection of 101 Kick-Ass Music Covers on the Adweek site. I collaborated with Adweek creative director Nick Mrozowski to compile a set of “the most awesome, iconic and controversial magazine images of the last 80 years.” If you’re a music fan, or a fan of magazine covers (or both) you’re going to love this collection.

Pictured top to bottom:

David Bowie, Vanity Fair, 1986

Cyndi Lauper, interview, 1980s

Madonna, Vanity Fair, 1986

Stevie Wonder, Interview, 1986

Michael Jackson, Rolling Stone, 1989

See these and 96 other classic music magazine covers here.

browsethestacks:

wonderful-strange:

simplysuave:
Creem Magazine, 1973

Vintage Magazine -Creek (Aug1973)

browsethestacks:

wonderful-strange:

simplysuave:

Creem Magazine, 1973

Vintage Magazine -Creek (Aug1973)

101 Typographic Tributes to David Bowie: The poster for “David Bowie Is,” upcoming show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, designed by Mark Blamire, with contributions from 101 different artists. 
More info: FastCoDesign   

101 Typographic Tributes to David Bowie: The poster for “David Bowie Is,” upcoming show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, designed by Mark Blamire, with contributions from 101 different artists.

More info: FastCoDesign   

SWISSTED: VINTAGE ROCK POSTERS REMIXED AND REMAGINED

Here’s another set of posters from Swissted, the new book by art director Mike Joyce, who has been creating amazingly cool CD covers, music packaging, and posters for years through his work at Stereotype Design. His side project has been Swissted, his effort to recreate classic punk rock gig posters from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, in Swiss Modernist style. Now there’s a collection of the best of these posters in book form.

You can get a copy of Swissted here, or check out Joyce’s website for more examples.

Rolling Stone, 1970s

Rolling Stone, February 12, 1976
Photograph: Steve Shapiro, art director: Tony Lane 

Rolling Stone, February 2, 2012"The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust - How David Bowie Changed the World"Illustration: Tim O’Brien, art director: Joe Hutchinson
Read (and see) the story of how this cover illustration was created here. 

Rolling Stone, February 2, 2012
"The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust - How David Bowie Changed the World"
Illustration: Tim O’Brien, art director: Joe Hutchinson

Read (and see) the story of how this cover illustration was created here

Vanity Fair, January 1986"Showy Bowie: Hoofing It With Dave"

Vanity Fair, January 1986
"Showy Bowie: Hoofing It With Dave"

David Bowie, Aladdin Sane LP cover parody
Source: The Kitten Covers

David Bowie, Aladdin Sane LP cover parody

Source: The Kitten Covers