Friday, December 22, 2006
Eleanor Grosch, Philadelphia's new ROCKIN' artist
One of ROCKIN's accomplishments was to introduce all-new art about rock and cars. Eleanor Grosch was commissioned to create the Chapter Five full page opener, a take on Little Feat's "Let It Roll." The key phrase in the song was, "Ooooooh, she's like a smooth stretch of highway."
Eleanor is one of the top new graphic artists in America; her studio's in Philadelphia but she has roots in Florida. She began by teaching, then gravitated to rock posters, and you can see her work on www.gigposters.com (click on 'designers'). Then the shoe company, Keds, discovered her. Now she's bound for glory!
What I like about Eleanor's art is that it's imbued with thought but also naturally spontaneous. She approaches her work like a jazz musician might, improvising and riffing. If you're ever in Austin, TX around the time of SXSW, check out her booth at Flatstock, the twice-yearly gathering of rock & roll concert poster artists from all over the world. Or, her own website, www.pushmepullyoudesign.com, where you'll see her t-shirts, mugs, stationery, and fine art prints.