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Sound and Vision

A guide to music's cult artists—from punk, alternative, and indie through to hip hop, dance music, and beyond

Written by John Riordan

Published: 04/10/2016

Sound and Vision

  • Hardback
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  • 9781909313989
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  • Oct 2016
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  • 160 pages

About the author

John Riordan is an award-winning illustrator and comic artist who lives in London. He co-creates the psychedelic, musical, soap opera, comic book Hitsville UK. He wrote and drew William Blake, Taxi Driver for Time Out London and has produced work for clients including the BBC, The Guardian, Reader's Digest, and Times Higher Education magazine. He likes cats, mustard and Mayans.

Love music? Love illustration? Want to know more about some of the best musicians ever to record—from Bowie and the Beastie Boys to The Smiths and St. Vincent? Then Sound and Vision is for you.

Featuring 100 of the coolest artists from the last five decades, Sound and Vision reveals the influencers and tastemakers who have helped to shape the contemporary music scene. Award-winning illustrator and comic artist John Riordan profiles cult musicians from genres including punk, indie, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic music. Not only does John create amazing illustrations, he also outlines key works from the artists and provides engaging trivia to accompany each entry. Enlightening, often amusing, and always stunning to look at, Sound and Vision is a unique blend of the aesthetic and the acoustic and is an essential addition to any music fan’s collection.