The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
Note: This RUN pulls from each RUNs respective edition of 50.
"The idea for this series
was to celebrate my 4 favorite albums of all time by using
one of my staple, recurring characters to re-imagine each cover in a
12inch Vinyl format.
PUBLIC ENEMY - YO! BUM RUSH THE SHOW
. Fittingly represented here by one
of my favorite of my characters, The Bomb. This album I discovered in
the Punk section of my local record shop. When I took it home, I
expected it to be like a new Bad Brains.... up until that point, Hip-Hop
for me was 2LiveCrew, Kurtis Blow, RUN DMC, and some Schoolly D. This
album took my whole world to another level. Punker than punk and louder
than a bomb, I never looked back.
PETER TOSH - LEGALIZE IT
. Peter Tosh was by far my favorite Wailer.
His version of Stop That Train is definitive. He was the coolest cat on
the planet to a 19 year old me. He was militant and independent and
tough and had crazy style. reggae has always been a constant since High
School and for me Legalize It never grows old.
JOHN COLTRANE - A LOVE SUPREME
. I often use PYRAMID characters in my
work to represent a variety of things I love. They also symbolize
spirituality to me. A Higher Power. This album literally replaced
church for me. It is without question my favorite album of all time. I
got into Jazz like most kids of my generation, through Hip-Hop samples
and scouring the liner notes. But never did I ever expect a single
recording to so move me and make me the record collector I am today. DILLA - DONUTS
- The modern classic. The last of the great sample
records. J Dilla managed to put all of my favorite artists into one
single piece of vinyl. De La, Tribe, The Roots, The Beasties.....They
all used samples in unique and innovative ways. But never had anyone
made a classic jazz record by using purely sampled material. And his
samples were so deep and so diverse. Stuff that seemingly should never
work together. It is the classic work of a pure genius. Pure love. J
Dilla is of course represented by one of my Donuts. As he always is.
Each of the albums changed my life and for my money, they best
represent the 3 primary genres that I collect today - Jazz, Hip-Hop, and
Reggae." - Kevin LyonsABOUT THE ARTIST:
is a creative director, designer, illustrator, and typographer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Most recently, Lyons was a Partner and the Design Director at the juggernaut, anti-ad-agency-turned-ad-agency, Anomaly in New York City. In his previous lives Lyons has been an art director for SSUR, a creative at Nike, Design Director at Stussy, Art Director at Girl Skateboards, and Creative Director for both Tokion Magazine and Urban Outfitters. He often shows internationally and is published worldwide. His steady stream of clients include the Paris-based Colette, Nike, Converse, Adidas, DC Shoes, Girl, Google TV, Umbro, and Mighty Healthy. He is the founder and sole creative behind the veteran label, Natural Born.
Find more from Kevin Lyons at naturalborn.com
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