I was excited to contribute to this project because I love the intersection of art and music. Album covers and other music related art has been a huge inspiration for me and I always enjoy making music related art. I have been to many rock shows at West Hollywood venues like the Whisky, The Roxy, the Viper Room, and the Key Club, so it is great for me to celebrate the musical history and ongoing vibrant music scene of The Sunset Strip.
Since it is a Gibson Guitar project, I created a piece inspired by Marc Bolan of T-Rex who played a Gibson. I illustrated Bolan as an iconic rock 'n roll archetype with a nod to vintage vinyl LP and stereo graphics. There are layers of music reference in the collaged elements on the guitar.
Shepard Fairey is a contemporary graphic designer, illustrator and street artist. Fairey's work is included in collections at The Smithsonian, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA), National Portrait Gallery in Washington, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.