When Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) and Dave Skilken approached artist Cey Adams to design a logo for their new band, Adams went with something that was edgy. After being paid $35, he created the original Beastie Boys logos in graffiti style. Later, New York graffiti artist Eric Haze (Haze) took cues from the style of the Beastie Boy’s music to create the original album lettering for Check Your Head. These are just two of the stories in Juxtapose Magazine’s short video in which artists and photographers are interviewed about their work with the band.
Juxtapose’s latest issue pays tribute to the Beastie Boys in the form of a “visual history,” with interviews from every album cover artist as well as numerous photographers and artists who contributed to the Beastie Boys albums over the years. The issue specifically is a tribute to the late Adam Yauch (MCA) who died in May of 2012.
See the video below along with some stills, and read more about the issue here.
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