INTRODUCING ART UNLEASHED: ART ROCK FOR A CAUSE
Collectionzz proudly announces Art Unleashed: Rock Art for a Cause, a collaboration with many extraordinary artists from around the world, with two goals. Our first goal is to raise money for charity, and we will be donating all profits from the sales of the art to the charities of the artists' choices. Our second goal is to exclusively bring to our members some of the most phenomenal rock art they’ve ever seen. To create original and interpretive art, we asked the artists to use a song as inspiration, and harness their guttural reactions to the music itself, without limitation.
Many of the artists who are a part of Art Unleashed: Rock Art for a Cause are very well-recognized within the world of rock and gig posters, with undeniable trademark styles they've honed over several decades. But we didn't stop there -- we are including top artists across many genres. From tattoo artists and muralists, to those who work in the film industry and create fine art.
'Stairway To Heaven' by Vault49
Vault49 emerged as a street art partnership between John Glasgow & Jonathan Kenyon as college students in 2002, purely as an outlet for creative expression. They gained global recognition for their creative work (somewhat unintentionally!) after tireless, pleasure-seeking late nights covering Soho and the East End of London in flypostered screen prints. The transformation from two street artists into a world-class creative studio was based on a few simple philosophies: do good work and make sure the world can see it, forget ego and get along with others, bring your passion and collaborate with the best. When combining these fundamentals with a fearless desire to embrace change, everything else falls into place.
"Stairway To Heaven" is a beautiful illustration based on one of the most beloved songs in the history of rock and roll. "There's a lady who's sure, All that glitters is gold, And she's buying a stairway to heaven."
'down in a hole' by malleus rock art lab
Malleus is an Italian three headed collective spreading its tentacles through all kind of visual art, from illustration to videos, passing through hand-pulled screen prints. The iconography at the base of their work originates from a vast scenery including figurative arts, in particular Expressionism and Symbolism, Art Nouveau and Surrealism, Pop Art and Psychedelic Art, and also comics, photography, cinema and literature. All these ingredients blend in with the main element of their poetics; that is the female form, the primordial goddess, from whom everything comes. Blackened art nouveau mixed with elements of surrealism and quotes from the school of expressionism glowing in its amber, resulting in an almost psychedelically overwhelming experience of visual magick. All of the power trio's works are based on hand-drawings and reflect the artists' deep understanding and love for music.
"We have been inspired by the flowing music of Alice in Chains, its atmosphere and above all from the lyrics of "Down in a hole", a song of love and ruin written by Jerry Cantrell, that gave us the feeling of sinking into a fascinating and deadly abyss."- Lù Malleus. "Down In A Hole" was expertly silkscreen printed by Malleus in Italy.
When you purchase this poster, you will help raise support for Greenpeace; a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Chris Parks is the digital illustrator and fine artist known as Palehorse. Palehorse creates incredibly rich and detailed work, that draws influence from his roots, combined with an ongoing fascination for Southeast Asian and Latin cultures, cultivated by travel and a love of nature, esoteric art, mythology and spiritual practice. He has created gig posters for bands such as Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Primus and Puscifer.
This limited edition screen-print by Palehorse is a visual interpretation of the Black Sabbath song ‘War Pigs’. Inspired by Balinese mask carving, Thai Buddhism and Hindu symbolism, It acknowledges our current age of perpetual war and the underlying fear that is permeating much of humanity. This piece is meant to be hung in your home as a positive reminder that we can learn to remain courageous amidst the chaos. Through the practice of meditation, it is possible to gain the realization of our immortal nature beyond the physical body, conquering the fear of death and bringing light to where there was once only darkness. The Sanskrit mantra asks Lord Shiva to grant us liberation and recognition of this cosmic truth.
Ilovedust’s co-founders Mark Graham and Ben Beach established the multi-disciplinary design boutique in May 2003, and specialize in graphic design, animation, and illustration. Their illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, Wired, Billboard, and Fortune magazine; and clients include Nike, Red Bull and Kidrobot!
Ilovedust created "Liquid Garden," a 60s-style psychedelic rock poster based on "Voodoo Child" by Jimi Hendrix. It is a mind bending and colorful illustration with many references to the classic Jimi Hendrix song. While it is one of the most impressive silkscreen posters we've ever seen, Ilovedust's approach to the project was simple: "when Jimi calls we know where to go." Well, they went there!
PLEASE NOTE: VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES OF MAIN EDITION REMAINS!
Named the crown princess of poster art by ELLE Magazine, Tara gives us a peek into the complexities of the human psyche through her otherworldly characters. She has created numerous art prints and gig posters for rock bands such as The Melvins, Beck, Modest Mouse, and Mastodon. Her array of art also includes a variety of toys with Kidrobot and DC Comics.
Tara's art was inspired by "Why Go" by Pearl Jam. "I was assigned the song 'Why Go' by Pearl Jam for my art print in this series with Collectionzz. After reading the lyrics I was taken with the character's strength in fighting the system and the status quo. I feel she is an icon of strength, and I wanted to illustrate her independent spirit. I see parallels with scratching letters into walls with tattooing words across your chest. There is this alternate universe hinted at through the heart shaped hole in her chest, creating a sort of portal to an alternate dimension, maybe where one's mind would go when trapped in an isolated place. I also chose Planned Parenthood as my charity because they fight the good fight for women's health and reproductive rights. The title is a reminder, a mantra, for women everywhere going through any rough spot that life throws at you... You are strong." - Tara McPherson
PLEASE NOTE: VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES OF FOIL EDITION REMAINS!
James is a multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator, who plays with motion and color to render harmonizing illustrations of people and nature. With swirling van Gogh inspired skies and magical strokes of color, his art has a mystical, almost cosmic feeling to it. James has created concert posters for Dave Matthews Band, Alabama Shakes, Slightly Stoopid, and Foo Fighters, among others.
"Scar Tissue is one of those songs that I had on repeat as a teenager. There's a lot of nostalgia built into this song for me, I remember the music video playing on MTV and it really capturing that California desert vibe to perfection. With this piece I wanted to pay homage to the music video setting of Joshua Tree, which has become one of my favorite places in Southern California. The main hook of the song "with the birds I share this lonely view" was the driving inspiration for this piece. There is something comforting about the isolation of driving through the desert - you can see the raw beauty of the sunsetting for miles and miles. I decided on NAMI for my charity because there are a lot of people I have loved that have struggled and still struggle with mental illness and NAMI has been a great foundation for providing education and support on mental illness."