As part of the ‘60s and ‘70s fashion movement, Peter Golding’s famous ACE boutique in London’s Chelsea district brought him into regular contact with the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll, and he went on to create one of the most comprehensive collections of rock ‘n’ roll graphics in existence. Showcasing the cream of this collection and more, Rock Graphic Originals is packed with vibrant poster art, logos, stage set designs, and promotional ephemera created for artists such as the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and many others.
Barry Miles’s concise introduction places the key protagonists and their work within their cultural and political context, while reflections from the artists themselves lend unique perspectives on their influences and methods. The book is punctuated throughout with special illustrated features on the social, political, and cultural phenomena that influenced the music scenes and design approaches of the period, including radical collective, The Diggers, US and UK underground comics, the psychedelic shops, and the legalize pot rallies. Rock Graphic Originals is a unique, insightful record of the 20th century’s most exciting and productive periods of rock poster art and graphic design.
A visually compelling collection that encapsulates the most impactful images that revolutionized a memorable period of music.
— The Daily Beast
Peter Golding, musician and creator of the world’s first “designer jean,” began collecting rock ‘n’ roll art in 1967, naming his collection “Inspirational Times.”
Barry Miles is the best-selling author of numerous biographies and cultural histories covering the Beat Generation and the musicians and counterculture of the ‘60s and ‘70s.