Sunday, 5 September 2010

The Crafter's Way 150 - Rolling Stone

A new Messenger column - Rolling Stone

In July 2009 I wrote about the Taken by Storm exhibition at Artisan. The exhibition featuring album covers by Storm Thorgerson, was one of the most popular columns I have ever written. From the 2 September – 2 October 2010 Artisan is delighted to be hosting the first-ever exhibition of the best covers from the past 38 years of Rolling Stone Australia.
Rolling Stone is the premier music & entertainment magazine in Australia. It reflects both global and Australian popular culture with passion, honesty and attitude. For the first time 300 of the greatest covers spanning over four decades of Rolling Stone Australia will be showcased exclusively at artisan. Many of these covers have come to define an era - not just in terms of the artists that grace the covers, but through the brilliant design, the photography, illustration and typography.
“The influence of Rolling Stone extends beyond music – this magazine has been the birthplace of some the greatest careers in photography, journalism, and design,” says Romy Willing, acting CEO of artisan. “This exhibition chronicles the evolution of our cultural landscape and will trigger nostalgic memories of significant moments in the history of rock ‘n roll, and their associated personal memories for all that come to view it.”

The exhibition will be officially opened on Thursday September 2nd 2010 with Matt Coyte, Editor-in Chief officiating, and special guest speaker, Joe Ferrara, Art Director of Rolling Stone. “Rolling Stone is much more than a music magazine - it’s about everything that makes music matter, from the political to the personal to the profound. With wit, originality and flair, Rolling Stone covers everything that’s important to the leading
thinkers among today’s young adults,” said Matt Coyte. Don’t miss Matt Coyte’s exclusive behind-the-scenes exhibition tour and insight into the making of some of the greatest magazine covers in music history on Saturday 5 September at 2pm.

Rolling Stone; The Covers 1972 – 2010 is presented by Rolling Stone and artisan at 381 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley Q 4006.
0732 150 800. Artisan is open Tues - Fri 10:30 - 5:30pm Sat 10 - 4pm

Image: by Rolling Stone

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