Rock Book Show Interview: Emek “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist: Collected Works Of Aaarght!”

 

Musicians aren’t the only artists involved in concerts.  Ever see an amazing gig poster for  The Decemberists, Deadmaus, Erykah Badu or Foo Fighters? Chances are, it was created by Emek. Though he works primarily in silkscreen, Emek has now upped his game by including laser cutting and embossing.  He’s even put his pieces onto sheets of copper.  He’s not just creating a poster, he’s creating a collectible work of art.

You may see some influence from poster art of the Sixties in Emek’s work, but as he says, “i’m not just the hippie guy”, and it’s obvious in the eclectic range of his work collected in this book.

Our interview also gives you a tour of some of his genre-spanning work from Bootsy Collins to Tool to Queens of The Stone Age, as well as some of his political posters which provide Emek with another platform to express his beliefs.  As he says, he is “trying to take something that has an expiration date printed right on it and give it some permenance”, and he has.  Another thing to love about Emek, is that most of his work is very affordable, so we can all own it.

Check out more of Emek’s work on his website and follow him on twitter.  And if you get the chance to meet him at a signing, don’t miss it!

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