Shepard Fairey and Roxy Music!

January 26, 2006

Roxy Music, the UK-based band whose members included Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno, created a pop-art sound and gave it a stylish and diverse presentation. With a number of full length records and singles released throughout the 1970’s, the band has since transcended it’s origins and influenced a whole new generation of music makers. One of these artists was Steve Jones, the former Sex Pistols’ guitarist, who claims that everything about Roxy Music-their sound, their dress, their packaging- was a huge inspiration to him to pursue a career in music (of course, everyone already knows what impact the subsequent look and sound of the Sex Pistols achieved). Jones wanted to do something creative-an homage- to acknowledge this influence…

With proverbial idea in hand, Jones approached Shepard Fairey (a Roxy Music fan himself) and together, they formed ‘Swindle, Inc.’ They set out to execute their first collaborative effort, the ‘Roxy Music Print Series’. Shepard’s graphic mission was not so much as to rebrand it with his own interpretation, but to simply amplify the strong, visual identity already established by the band, many of whom were also art school graduates. The result: a stunning set of large silksceen prints, saturated with color, visual texture and the hope to inspire new fans to the sounds of Roxy Music.

“Roxy Music Print Series”- edition of 40 sets, hand-numbered and signed by both Steve Jones and Shepard Fairey; each three-color print measures 22″ x 29″, available ONLY as a complete, six print set (not available as individual prints); the price is $500 a set.

Roxy Music Prints $500.00/set