Synopsis: A visual road trip from Route 66 to Route 666, this rockin’ collection of more than 600 artworks presents the unapologetically fun and undeniably cool spirit of rockabilly and psychobilly. The 55 artists featured here represent a global subculture and are some of today’s best lowbrow and cartoon artists, the de facto styles of the genre. Whether you’re burning for nostalgia or learning more about the phenomena, this massive collection is a study of some of the main themes of modern rockabilly culture, respect the past, be proudly defiant, and stay true to what you like. Here you’ll see a broad range of stylistic influence from the 1930s to the 1990s as well as other sub-pop cultures like jazz, ska, surf, burlesque, punk, and horror adorning album art, show posters, comics, pin-ups, and more. Complete with a playlist curated by the artists, this is a must-have volume of art by artists who are finding success despite being outsiders.
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What I thought about the book:
Loved it!! So much amazing artwork in a variety of styles to suit everyone’s taste (well as long as they’re into rockabilly/psychobilly) and I really love the accompanying song suggestions.
A lot of the artwork has me crying out to get new tattoos done and coat my house with posters!
Will make a really wonderful gift for someone (or for yourself). I really want to get it to go with my Gil Elvgren and Dita Von Teese books.
I received a digital arc of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.