Frank Kozik, an acclaimed artist who designed posters and album covers for numerous bands, has died on the age of 61.
In keeping with a press release launched on social media, Kozik handed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Could sixth. “Frank was a person bigger than himself, an icon in every style he labored in. He dramatically modified the trade he was part of. He was a inventive pressure of nature. We’re so past fortunate and honored to have been a part of his journey, and he will probably be missed past what phrases might ever specific,” the assertion learn.
A self-taught artist, Kozik started designing posters for native punk bands whereas dwelling in Austin within the Nineteen Eighties. His work ultimately caught the eye of bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The White Stripes, Beastie Boys, and Inexperienced Day, all of whom commissioned Kozik to create tour posters on their behalf.
Kozik additionally designed the album covers for Queens of the Stone Age’s self-titled debut and The Offspring’s Americana, amongst many different albums, and directed Soundgarden’s music video for “Fairly Noose.”
In 1993, Kozik moved to San Francisco and began his personal document label, Man’s Destroy Data. Over an eight-year span between 1994 and 2001, Man’s Destroy launched over 200 data, together with titles from Melvins, Nebula, Kyuss, Excessive on Fireplace, Entombed, and Queens of the Stone Age.
Kozik closed Man’s Destroy to focus his efforts on the artwork toy motion. He collaborated with Kidrobot and different boutique toy corporations to provide over 500 limited-edition toys, together with many variations of his iconic Labbit character.
Frank Kozik Designed Album Covers (Click on to Increase)
Frank Kozik Designed Posters
(by way of The Tons of)
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