Tag Archives: The Rocket

how i remember zine

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) my old pals, jesse reyes and bob newman, have started a collection of ‘zine’s from the early days of seattle. they are compiling a collection of covers on (i think) the website “newmanology”. in an … Continue reading

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dymo-mite

by Art Chantry ( Art@artchantry.com ) labelmaker was a big cheapo solution for typography back in the early punk days. you saw it everywhere, on record covers, posters, zines. you could literally buy a label maker gun (especially the gutbucket … Continue reading

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finding beauty in the abysmal

…the classic flower in the dustbin… by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) THIS is the first punk poster i ever saw. i was attending western washington state college (now, ‘university’) in bellingham, washington. it was 1978 and i was a student trying … Continue reading

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in the name of love… some kind of wonderful?

Godzilla with a skirt… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) TODAY’S weird piece o’ crap that i’m posting is this little note from courtney love. orpheum records on broadway in seattle was a small independent record store (long gone) that used … Continue reading

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comp : the magic performance

Just another reject… by art chantry ( art@artchantry.com) THIS is called a ‘comp’ (in the old lingo of graphic design). a MARKER comp. some of my friends used to called them ‘squeakies’ because of the sound marking pens make when … Continue reading

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snagging the exotic:the youthful prodigies

graphic design is language not art… by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): School papers are made by dorks and nerds. you just never find cheer leaders and jocks working on them (except part-time sports reporting). It’s basically the place where any kid … Continue reading

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frank: we’re only in it for the art

Frank Zappa. A game changer. And much of the aesthetic projection can be credited to Cal Schenkel… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ) Where would we all be if there had never been a Frank Zappa? I ┬ámean, the guy … Continue reading

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designer of genius

Human perfectibility. It does exist…. Art Chantry (art@artchanty.com ) This is one of my all-time favorite posters. it’s from 30 years ago, but I still look at it every once in a while when I need a re-charge in my … Continue reading

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on parade : throw who under the float?

Guest blog from graphic designer Art Chantry…. Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com): I hate Parade magazine. What a piece of utter drek. Real crapola. It has no merit of value beyond that of an advertising circular. In fact, that’s where my … Continue reading

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when going forward is backward

you can take the boy out of punk, but not punk out of the man… Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): One day, awhile I was working as art director at the rocket back in about 1988 or so (i can’t remember the … Continue reading

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