American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art

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“Finally, a true American form of artistic expression is given the long-overdue credit it deserves!”
– Scott Mantz,
Access Hollywood

I’m excited to announce that two of my songs have been featured in American Artifact, a documentary by Merle Becker about “The Rise of American Rock Poster Art”. It premieres on June 20th in San Francisco at the Red Vic Movie House.

Also, there’s an awesome website at with screening schedules, message board, info about the artists, artwork, and links to press items buzzing about the movie (such as the USA Today Pop Candy blog by Whitney Matheson). Check out the trailer:

“American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art” movie

Here’s the description from the website’s About page:

American Artifact chronicles the rise of American rock poster art since its birth in the ’60s.

Director Merle Becker crosses the country interviewing rock poster artists from the different eras to discover that America is currently in the midst of a 21st century “rock poster art movement”, where thousands of artists around the country are doing silk screened rock poster art inspired by their local scene, the music of our time, and the spirit of our era.

The film features interviews with renown artists including Stanley Mouse, Victor Moscoso, Frank Kozik, Art Chantry, EMEK, Tara McPherson, Derek Hess, COOP, Jay Ryan, and more, as well as fans, collectors, and musicians.

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