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The Iconography of Safety Pins in Punk Fashion and Album Art

The iconic aesthetic of punk fashion is shirts, jeans, and other apparel items that are ripped on purpose, and held together by safety pins.  The Sex Pistols were trendsetters for punk fashion. According to fashion historian Bonnie English “the Sex Pistols helped to put punk rock into the popular media with their loud anti-music and […]

Album Cover Art

Anyone who has not been under a rock for the last hundred years, should be familiar with album cover art. It is the visual cue for music, and it often helps artists and bands to develop their visual brand, as well as to assist them in selling merchandise. In 1909, Tchaikovsky released the first album […]

The Banana Album Cover by Andy Warhol

The Velvet Underground was exceptionally experimental for the sixties. Performance wise: The Velvet Underground (Figure 1) was extremely offensive. However, Andy Warhol managed them in the 60s. In that, Warhol and The Velvet Underground worked with Verve Records to release the album The Velvet Underground & Nico in March of 1967, right before the summer […]