Emek - Page 2

Born a decade after the '60s, he was nevertheless influenced by '60s culture and counter-culture. Emek was raised in an environment that supported his crazy artistic aspirations as both his parents were artists, too. He grew up listening to their music, their ideals, and their divorce. Yet, he is also a product of his own "Who, Me?" generation.

Emek graduated with a Major in Art, and a Minor in Unemployment. His first poster commission was done immediately after the L.A. riots/uprising of 1992, for a unity rally and concert held on Martin Luther King Day. The poster was a success and from then on, Emek was hooked on the art form.

"I appreciate the flexibility this medium allows me because the bands generally give me total creative freedom (as long as I include the show info). I am allowed to dip into the recesses of my own imagination and see what spills out onto the page. I am my own art director so I can experiment with different concepts and styles to keep things fresh. Today's disposable culture paves the way for tomorrow's collectible nostalgia... I'm just trying to keep it interesting."

In Emek's posters, psychedelic '60s imagery collides with '90s post-industrial iconography. To this collision of the organic vs. the mechanical worlds he adds humor, social commentary and fantasy. Even in the smallest details there are messages. All of Emek's artwork is originally hand-drawn and then hand- silkscreened for each actual concert or event, usually in limited editions of around 300.

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04/04/04

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Distillers
04/04/04
04/10/04

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Air
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06/01/04

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Cream
Zero 7
07/31/04

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The Hives
10/01/04

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Yellowcard
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10/08/04

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Eagles of Death Metal
10/24/04

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Pixies
12/06/04

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Groove Armada
02/18/05
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03/27/05
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04/03/05
04/03/05
04/06/05
04/15/05

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Audioslave
05/01/05

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Audioslave
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05/13/05

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Good Charlotte
05/28/05

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Pixies
06/01/05
06/04/05

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The Mars Volta
07/13/05

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Moe
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07/22/05
09/12/05

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Wilco
09/17/05
10/17/05
10/21/05

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Hot Hot Heat
Weezer
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10/22/05
11/17/05
12/31/05

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George Bush
01/30/06

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Willie Nelson
02/01/06

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Bauhaus
02/06/06

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Nick Cave
02/09/06

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High On Fire
02/21/07

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Decemberists
07/22/11

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Soundgarden
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07/31/11
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09/14/11
09/23/11

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Pearl Jam
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12/07/11
02/18/12
07/13/12

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Erykah Badu
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05/23/98

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
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