Growing up was of my favorite reads was RollingStone magazine. if I recall correctly it used to hit the newsstand (should have just subscribed) with a new issue every other week sometimes. Outside of reading the articles about who was on a come-up in the world of music, I loved seeing the illustration work. Often found on the left-hand side of the RS table of contents page, the images of the day's rock, rap and R and B stars belonged to the artist Philip Burke. RS has utilized the illustration work of more than a few incredibly talented illustrators throughout its long and legendary history. However, to this day, Burke remains a favorite (of mine). There is just something about his renderings that are both real and surreal at the same time. The unfamiliar among you can find some his images of Rap and Rock below along with a video of the man himself discussing his work and background.
As noted here before, The Classics is going down with another exhibit tonight in DC celebrating the art of the 12 inch vinyl album cover. having covered Rap and Soul music, this time the minds behind the event have set their attention on Rock music.
See below for all of the details. if you're based in DC you should be sure to drop by.
The Classics - An Album Cover Art Exploration - Series 3: ROCK
*Over 70 Classic Rock Albums courtesy of DJ RBI
Wednesday, March 3
5pm - 9pm
at Lounge of 3 - 1013 Ust. NW
No Cover No Dress Code Complimentary Smirnoff 7pm - 9pm Complimentary product courtesy of Fender Guitars, SSUR, and Johnny Cash (Universal Records) Sounds courtesy of DJ Nick tha 1da, DJ 2-Tone Jones, and DJ RBI