The Art of Metal
Malcom Dome and Martin Popoff, editors
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Buy *The Art of Metal: Five Decades of Heavy Metal Album Covers, Posters, T-Shirts, and More* by Malcom Dome and Martin Popoff, editorsonline

The Art of Metal: Five Decades of Heavy Metal Album Covers, Posters, T-Shirts, and More
Malcom Dome and Martin Popoff, editors
Voyageur Press
Hardcover
224 pages
October 2013
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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This beautifully illustrated coffee table book traces the evolution of heavy metal albums covers, posters, T-shirts and other graphic items. The more than 400 extraordinary color plates here are all meticulously documented by both the editors and the musicians and graphic artists associated with the art. In-depth pieces highlight the genre's most influential artists and photographers and their sway over metal merchandise, magazines, fashion, and tattoos.

The book begins back in the 1970s with album covers from Van Halen, Iron Maiden and Molly Hatchet (whose covers were famously created by iconic fantasy and science fiction artist Frank Frazetta). The book moves forward through the decades and details covers by Motorhead, Guns N' Roses, Tool and many more.

The Art of Metal slams home the idea that music played very loudly and ferociously conjures pictures in the brain. You can see those pictures rendered here by some of the most skillful and imaginative artists who ever laid pen to paper. A remarkable book printed at the highest quality and one that would represent a welcome gift for any headbanger.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Steven Rosen, 2014

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