The origins of iconic images from NYC’s musical history explained


Having coffee with Sue Apfelbaum a couple weeks ago, she tipped me off about a series of articles that she was writing for the Red Bull Music Academy. For the next couple of weeks they will be publishing a daily series called Daily Note. The paper covers a broad range of music topics based around NYC for the most part. Sue’s contribution is looking behind the scenes of iconic music logo’s. It’s a great topic that I’m surprised that hasn’t been explored before. So far CBGB and Kiss’ logos have been mentioned. These logos are so ingrained in visual culture that it’s easy to take for granted that someone actually had to design the thing. You can view the PDF’s at I also believe you can find the paper version around NYC and possibly at the Ace Hotel.

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