Friday, January 23, 2009

This is Radio Clash (on pirate radio...)

Strummerville- The Joe Strummer Foundation For New Music has added a video to their home page promoting the Foundation and the things they do for kids and music. Strummerville is really like the 'Music is Art of England' set up in Mr Clash, Joe Strummer's name.

What I like about this video is that they have a quick montage of Joe Strummer tribute concert posters, like the ones we do for the annual event that happens at the Mohawk Place (7 years running). Well the top of the heap of the montage in this video is a Take The Fifth poster that we did for the 5 ft annual rock show here in 2006! Wolf Tickets leader and Strummerville concert organized Chris Malachowski gave me the heads ups. See the link below.

>> Check out the video on the Strumerville site, here.

>> See all our Joe Strummer tribute rock poster collection here.
Click on image to go back in time thru all 7.

I like to reinterpret the same gig every year in this poster. It's a lot of fun and challenging designwisz to keep coming up with something fresh & punk rock for this every year. A few years back, the Strummerville site used one of our posters as a link on their home page to their 'Events' section and that was quite an honor.

I just watched The Last Testament- the making of London Calling by Don Letts-- with all it's fuzzy black and white footage of producer Guy Stevens throwing chairs and swinging a ladder. He wasn't drunk and obnoxious, he was just insane! Good stuff. And when I saw this, hmmmm.. design karma perhaps.....

As a poster guy, I can only hope that remaining Clash members Mick Jones, Topper Headon or Paul Simonon might have caught a glimpse of some OtherWisz graphics. Or maybe Joe is smiling down and saying "rock."

THE STRUMMERVILLE MISSION: for those of who who want to know....
Strummerville is a registered charity that aims to create new opportunities for aspiring musicians. Set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death, the charity seeks to reflect Joe's unique contribution to the music world by offering support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them.

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