A century ago, Leonetto Cappiello, ‘the father of the modern poster’, revolutionised advertising with his stunning creations.
One of the very first among these groundbreaking commissions was the iconic Three Barrels poster, which is still an acclaimed classic.
105 years on, in our latest departure from ‘the way things are supposed to look’, we’ve engaged the talents of another uniquely talented artist, Casey Burns.
From his studio in Brooklyn, Casey has produced an acclaimed portfolio of music posters and record covers. His work has featured in ‘Sonic Youth’, ‘Young and Reckless’, the bestselling ‘Gig Posters’ and most recently ‘Rock Poster Art’.
He has served as resident art director for many record companies and the new rock-meets-literature magazine, Radio Silence.
In every piece of his work Casey fuses traditional techniques with a contemporary flavour. A combination, it seemed to us, that rather neatly mirrors the heritage, versatility and personality of Three Barrels.