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Stanislaw Zagorski – Cover Artist

The other day I dissected the cover art of The Velvet Underground’s Squeeze, and it’s similarites to the Loaded cover artwork.  Loaded was designed by graphic designer Stanislaw Zagorski, one of the trailblazing Polish graphic designers who founded the Polish School of Posters.  Click above to read a great article and showcase on Stanislaw and his contemporary Rosław Szaybo.

10 Amazing Polish Movie Posters

Who says Shutterstock is for stockfootage only.  Their blog has a nice post on some 20th Century film posters inspired by the mid-century Polish School of Poster movement.

How John Belushi Almost Brought Hardcore Punk To Hollywood

Fear frontman Lee Ving discusses his long-lost musical collaboration with the comedy legend. Via Consequence of Sound.

Danny Says Trailer

A documentary on the ubiquitous Danny Fields, a mover, shaker, mentor, protector of many Punk and Post-Punk legends.

Scott Young pedaling Esso rewards program

Scott Young, Neil Young’s dad, was a revered Sports Journalist in Canada.  Here he is looking like Neil, and doing a commercial for Esso gas/oil, something Neil would not do.

Made In Japan – Official Trailer

“Made in Japan” is the remarkable story of Tomi Fujiyama, the world’s first female japanese country music star. From playing the USO circuit throughout Asia to headlining in Las Vegas and recording 7 albums for Columbia records, Tomi’s career culminates in a 1964 performance at The Grand Ole Opry where she followed Johnny Cash and received the only standing ovation of the night. Forty years later, Tomi and her husband set out on a journey through Japan and across the United States to fulfill a dream of performing at The Opry one more time. “Made in Japan” is a funny yet poignant multi-cultural journey through music, marriage, and the impact of the corporate world on the dreams of one woman.