We couldn’t highlight this year without recognizing all the artists responsible for our favorite eye candy in 2012.
Joshua Miller of Olive Branch, Mississippi, has been KILLIN’ IT with the photography this year. There are three or four of us that regularly take photos at Memphis shows, and his always have amazing color and clarity. If he’s shooting, I know I might as well put my camera away and go get another drink. Follow this dude on twitter so you can keep up with what he’s shooting!
It was damn near impossible for me to finish this list because I admire so much work out there! Here’s some of the artists I had my eye on this year.
Wasted Rita Gomez
I’ve been watching Rita for awhile and I envy her candid attitude. Someone needs to give this girl a badass job. Thanks, Rita, for saying what most of us are too professional to, if I could I’d hire you to make me brutal sketches all day and put your quotes into giant plaques to line my walls. Go buy something or follow or and like her.
This poster designer is part of the Reverberation Appreciation Society, the folks behind the Austin Psych Fest. I like his style, and all these bands. His work is definitely the kind to collect.
Say what you want, but I watched this video more times in awe over Grime’s style than the catchy song. Why does she get to have a sequin hoodie-pink hair-skeleton gloves-giant headphones and I don’t?! Did she go back in time and steal my sketchbooks or something?
a Legend-esque freaky dance party with beasts and a half naked lady.
I had no idea the Flip-Tops were still a band but thanks to their 2012 release, now I know!
There were way too many visual stimulants for me this year. My name isn’t Scooter P, and I’m an addict. I’m just going to list a small quantity of photographers, illustrators, and gigposter designers, and call it a day. Rapid fire………..here we go!
Graphic Designer/Drummer/One Half of Rival Colors Photo Massing. I love anything real and raw. Pressing your ear against a light pole and hitting the other side with your fist. I came here to mess around and chew gum..........and I'm all out of gum.
Miss Dear reads too much. Her personal brand is glitter and her favorite accessories are bruises from shows. She is still quite torn up about David Bowie. You can often find her taking pictures of her precious cats or at a dive bar being mediocre at karaoke. She's a PacNW native that loves the South.