Contributed by Lou Simeone
In honor of the Foo Fighters taking home five Grammy awards last weekend - including "Best Album" for Wasted Light, it seems only right to highlight some kickin' Foo Fighters artwork here on Illustration Pages. You don't have to be a Foo Fighters fan to agree that the talented artists below deserve their rock honors too.
Craig Phillips is a freelance Illustrator working from his studio in the sunny south coast of NSW, Australia.
Jermaine Rogers is most widely known as one of the leaders in the field of modern rock poster art. This involves the creating and production of promotional poster artwork featuring concerts, musical events, and musical releases by certain rock and roll artists. Jermaine has designed nearly 800 posters for a wide variety of musical acts, including Radiohead, Neil Young, Tool, Weezer, Tori Amos, David Bowie and literally hundreds of others.
Melbourne based Illustrator & Designer Ken Taylor works primarily within the music industry and is predominantly well known for his striking rock posters. Ken has designed posters and album artwork for many Australian bands including You Am I & The Beasts of Bourbon & Crowded House. Internationally he has designed artwork for bands such Queens of the Stone Age, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Kings of Leon, Bob Dylan & The Rolling Stones.
Nahum Ziersch is a freelance illustrator operating out of Adelaide, Australia. He specializes in character design, children's books, publishing work, advertising, comic and poster art.
In Emek's posters, psychedelic '60s imagery collides with '90s post-industrial iconography. To this collision of the organic vs. the mechanical worlds he adds humor, social commentary and fantasy. Even in the smallest details there are messages. All of Emek's artwork is originally hand-drawn and then hand- silkscreened for each actual concert or event, usually in limited editions of around 300.