The Clash

185.00

2017
2 ink color Silk-Screened Serigraph Print on 150 gr paper.
Hand Signed & Numbered edition of 25.
40 x 30 cm

Only 1 left in stock

alvaro p ffÁLVARO P-FF (Madrid, Spain, 1973)

After studying communications, he began his career working for Disney and at several different design and advertising agencies until he and his brother, photographer Juan Pérez-Fajardo, decided to open their own design studio, The Fly Factory.

His illustrations and designs, always related to music, have led to collaborations with artists like Sabina, Bunbury, Pablo Alborán, Calamaro, L.A., M-Clan and Los Coronas in Spain, and Lana del Rey, The Long Ryders, Redd Kross, Jayhawks, Green Day, Lucinda Williams and many others on the international scene.

With a unique blend of 1980s street culture, 1990s American poster art and nods to the language of modernism and Art Deco, Álvaro Pérez-Fajardo has forged a powerful and unmistakeably distinctive style with a ubiquitous presence at virtually every major music event in Spain today.

In 2014 he began to produce his own artwork, with great commercial success, continuing to draw on his trademark methods and influences but revelling in the total freedom of doing and creating whatever he wants.

Description

“El pasado fin de semana estuve en Granada, donde el ayuntamiento había rendido homenaje al músico inglés Joe Strummer, nombrando a una pequeña plaza con su nombre. La placa ya no está, una pena… Joe Strummer, guitarrista y cantante en The Clash, sintió una atracción especial por Granada, donde acabó viviendo, y por Federico García Lorca, asesinado en nuestra guerra fraticida. En el disco “London Calling” (para mi, el mejor de la historia) el grupo inglés mostró su compromiso político y amor por España, incluyendo la canción “Spanish Bombs” , en la que hablaba de la guerra civil española e incluía alguna frase “en castellano”. Así, que me pareció perfecto reflejar todo esto en el cartel de la gira “Take the fith tour” que llevó a The Clash a Nueva York, donde el dramaturgo español quedó fascinado, en 1979 para presentar su acojonante tercer álbum.” Alvaro P-FF