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Poster Artist: EMEK
Punk rocker and poet, Henry Rollins dubbed EMEK, “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist.” He has made his mark creating finely crafted posters advertising live concerts around the world.
EMEK’s style thrives on attention to detail, coupled with layers of meaning in the artwork. His infusion of socio-political commentary into pop culture imagery has made his work instantly recognizable in the field. His work is still hand-drawn in the tradition of the classic psychedelic posters from the 1960s and early punk flyers of the 1980s.
EMEK’s poster-making career accelerated in the 1990s as he created imagery for many top “alternative rock” acts from Europe and North America. Over the last decade, EMEK’s work has been shown in galleries across the United States, Berlin, London and Tokyo. He has been featured in dozens of magazines and several books and was interviewed on CNN. EMEK has also been a regular artist for WIRED magazine and done illustrations for Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, Juxtapoz magazine, and is featured in “Art of Modern Rock” and a new college textbook on the social history of Rock and Roll. He has won many design awards.
Born in Israel, Emek comes from a uniquely artistic family of five all currently based in California. He himself currently works and resides at his studio in Portland, Oregon with his wife and collaborative partner, Ronnie, and their two children.