On the Cover of Rolling Stone

Cover Critique: Rolling Stone’s Barack Obama Endorsement Designers weigh in. By Dylan Stableford, Folio Magazine (courtesy of Music Press Report) A pretty interesting survey of how various designers rate RS‘s cover depiction of Barack Obama. Continue reading On the Cover of Rolling Stone

Beyond and Back: The Punk Turns 30 Exhibit

Although the verdict is still out as to whether 2007 was a complete bust, a bright spot was veteran punk rock photojournalist Theresa Kereakes’ celebrating three decades of punk rock’s uppers and downers with her moving art show, Punk Turns 30. Working the West coast circuit since she was a teen, and later going bicoastal, she amassed a cache of visually explosive iconography, including signature … Continue reading Beyond and Back: The Punk Turns 30 Exhibit

Blog Alert: Cover Stories

Meant to mention this last week: On the website/blog Cover Stories, Mike Goldstein takes an album cover, and writes about it at length–extraordinary length–including (in some cases) Q&As with the photographers behind those covers. Not all the LPs covered thus far have been to my taste, but it’s a pretty cool idea for a site. The link comes courtesty of the always invaluable Music Press Report, which also features an interview with Goldstein … Continue reading Blog Alert: Cover Stories