POPULAR COVER ART:
Heavy Metal and Hard Rock have been since ever aesthetics driven. There's a very strong connection between music, band image and cover art. Lots of covers which have been hand-painted by illustrators in the 1980s and 1990s are still highly popular nowadays. However, fans do not have any possibility to enjoy the art as it was finalized back in the days by the illustrators. LP's and T-Shirts have quality, size limitations or often do not show the full painting. Some paintings even have been overworked after having been used as LP covers.
FROM ILLUSTRATION TO ART:
In May 2018 the idea behind rock-poster.com was born as a project by fans for fans. The goal is to finally pay tribute to some of the rock/metal illustration heroes by making available to the fans high quality but affordable art prints of their favorite covers. These prints show the untouched art exactly how the illustrator handed it out to bands/labels or how it has been overworked by the illustrator later on. No band logos or other subsequently added components by the music labels are included.
Thanks to our excellent connections, we have access to lots of originals. In order to offer fans the best quality possible, the paintings got digitalized in high quality by experts. The layout is the same as for art prints for famous artists like Picasso or Van Gogh. The size of the prints is depending on the original art but is in most of the cases at least 3-4 times the area of an LP. The prints have high detail quality and are produced in offset printing technique on 170g/m2 "Profimatt" paper. We have tried to match 1:1 the colors of the paintings. However, it can be that some tones are slightly different on the prints.
COPYRIGHTS AND LICENSING:
The copyrights are respected to 100%. All art prints offered by rock-poster.com are fully licensed - most of these exclusively. In other words, the offering of rock-poster.com is worldwide unique. All illustrators participating to this project will get a market standard share of the sales proceeds.
The prints can be solely acquired via our webshop, at selected events or via one of the official partners.