Frank Kozik

Last updated on 12 August 2017

Frank Kozik (born January 9th, 1962 in Madrid) is an American graphic artist best known for his posters for alternative rock bands.

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Frank Kozik at Campus Creativo in 2013.

History

Kozik has worked with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Melvins, The Offspring and Butthole Surfers.[1] Kozik used to run Man's Ruin Records, a media outlet and record label, and has published several books including Man's Ruin: Posters and Art by Frank Kozik,[2] and Desperate Measures Empty Pleasures.[3] Kozik has been described as "one of the rock world's top poster artists", and interviewed in Rolling Stone. Kozik created Smorkin' Labbit[4] and is currently the Creative Director of Kidrobot.[5] Although primarily known for his screen prints, a rare painting of the Labbit sold on the TV blind auction show Four Rooms for £4,000.[6]

Kozik has been a force in the designer toy movement with many of his works produced in that form.

He is also a member of the Stuckism art movement.[7]

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Frank Kozik autograph on a Labbit (KidRobot NYC signing in 2010)

See also

References

  1. ^ Powell, Betsy (December 16, 1995). "Twisted take puts artist in demand". Calgary Herald.
  2. ^ Snyder, Michael (July 6, 1995). "Kozik at Vanguard of Vinyl Resurgence, by Design". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  3. ^ Sullivan, James (May 30, 2002). "Rock art, from cover to cover". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ Gene, Stout (February 18, 1994). "Poster Master Frank Kozik's Works Go On The Wall". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  5. ^ "List of Works on hobbyDB", Retrieved on 18 November 2016.
  6. ^ Four Rooms. Series 3. Episode 23. 2 August 2013. Channel 4.
  7. ^ "Stuckists groups worldwide". stuckism.com.

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