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Rock Heaven: What Deceased Rock Legends Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive Today

Wednesday 11.20.2013 , Posted by

1 aged Bob Marley

When a person dies young, we always wonder what they could have been, how the world would have been different if they were still alive, and what they would look like if they grew to an old age. Sachs Media attempts to answer these questions for some of the greatest rock musicians of all time. Was it their short lives that made their impact on the world so powerful or could they have done more if they had more time? Partnering with photomanipulation company Phojoe the media company created age progressions to show what rock legends Bob Marley, John Lennon, Dennis Wilson, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, ‘Mama’ Cass Elliot, Keith Moon, Bobby Darin, Karen Carpenter, Kurt Cobain, and Elvis would look like if they were alive today. Then they asked expert musicologists Dr. Reebee Garofalo and Elijah Wald to give their best insights as to what these stars might have accomplished if given the time. [Read more...]

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Intricate Illustrations of Inspirational Icons

Wednesday 02.20.2013 , Posted by

1 Bob Marley

After fleeing his birthplace to escape the civil war, Vedran Misic and his family relocated from Sarajevo, Bosnia to New York City in 1994. He was old enough to remember the horrors of grenade showers and shootings outside which kept him and his family inside of their apartment building, unable to go to school. Experiencing the terror of war made Misic particularly drawn to Gandhi’s non-violent teachings and through art he found a way to “express [his] emotions tied to the war memories and the culture shock of [his] new life and in America.” His latest series of illustrations are colorful portraits, done in marker, dedicated to admirable heroes who spent their lives uniting people, the first two being Gandhi and Bob Marley. [Read more...]

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Dead Ringer Celebrity Caricatures

Thursday 11.01.2012 , Posted by

You know those stands at amusement parks where you can purchase an illustrated caricature of yourself that barely even looks like you? These are nothing like that. Freelance illustrator Pablo Lobato has been creating celebrity caricatures since the 80’s, but with his graphic design background and love for comic books, his images are much more unique. With bold, contrasting colors and abstract shaped heads and bodies made up of geometric shapes and lines, it’s amazing how each celebrity is so recognizable. [Read more...]

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Classic Musician Mosaics Made From Their Own CDs

Friday 08.10.2012 , Posted by

The world “epic” gets thrown around far too often these days – it seems you can even say it about a loaf of white bread – but when it comes to these mosaics of classic musicians, that was the first word that sprung to mind. The likeness of 7 artists was created using not only just an array of colorful CDs, but their very own albums. We see Jim Morrison, Michael Jackson, Jimmy Hendrix, Bob Marley, James Brown, Freddie Mercury and Elvis, all easily recognizable and created with stunning passion. [Read more...]

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Famous Musicians Show Off Their Sporty Sides

Thursday 06.21.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever wondered how Bob Marley kept his slim figure despite having the munchies constantly? It could be from playing soccer backstage. In this collection of vintage photos, you will see a side of some famous musicians that you may have never known about. Bob Marley, Elton John, Robert Plant & Rod Stewart enjoyed kicking the soccer ball around (some more scantily clad than others). George Harrison, Pat Boone, Trini Lopez, and Bob Dylan loved hitting the tennis courts, while Frank Zappa, Ray Davies, & John Dalton preferred their tennis on a table. [Read more...]

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Notable Hairstyles of the Musical Stars

Friday 03.18.2011 , Posted by


From the pompadour of Elvis to the spiked cut of Sid Vicious, this poster covers the many hairstyles of music stars from 1954 to the present. Titled “A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Popular Music,” the poster is available in a limited edition series of 500 from Pop Chart Lab. How many stars can you identify without reading the name?
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