Towson-Glen Arm Graphic Design: part 3

the front cover of the zine 'July' by Tricia Lane-Forster and Lynn Szybist, presumably designed and published in late 1994 (courtesy of Colin Seven)

the front cover of the zine ‘July’ by Tricia Lane-Forster and Lynn Szybist, presumably designed and published by Lane-Forster and Szybist in late 1994 (courtesy of Colin Seven)

Diversity was one of the truly ubiquitous qualities of the Towson-Glen Arm scene. While the philosophical tenets of punk tradition were often and openly derided by the north County underground, even punk music and other more mainstream aesthetics occasionally influenced the pre-dominantly outre TGA works. Case in point: this early/mid 90's tape cover for the all-TGA hardcore/grunge compilation 'National Slut' (released and designed jointly by all of the bands featured on the album) displays a fine balance of Towson-Glen Arm esoterica and punk-style shock value. (courtesy of Jeff Duncan)

Diversity was one of the truly ubiquitous qualities of the Towson-Glen Arm scene. While the philosophical tenets of punk tradition were often and openly derided by the north County underground, even punk music and other more mainstream aesthetics occasionally influenced the pre-dominantly outre TGA works. Case in point: this early/mid 90’s tape cover for the TGA hardcore/grunge compilation ‘National Slut’ (released and designed jointly by all of the bands featured on the album) displays a fine balance of Towson-Glen Arm esoterica and punk-style shock value. (courtesy of Jeff Duncan)

A flyer for the final show at Dundalk, Md. venue Dub Housing designed by Tim Kabara and Lisa Starace. This was also the only show ever to feature a performance from the band Eli Jones' Airway.  Elements of this design embody the artwork from a World War II-era anti-fascist poster created by an unknown Italian artist. (courtesy of Tim Kabara)

A flyer for the final show at Dundalk, Md. venue Dub Housing designed by Tim Kabara and Lisa Starace. This was also the only show ever to feature a performance from the band Eli Jones’ Airway. Elements of this design embody portions of artwork from a World War II-era anti-fascist poster created by an unknown Italian artist. (courtesy of Tim Kabara)

An absurd/ironic promotional flyer for the confrontational performance art group/incredibly strange indie rock band Guru Magpie; this was designed by the group in early 1995. (courtesy of Shawn Phase)

An absurd/ironic promotional flyer for the strange TGA folk rock band The Freedom Riders; designed in the mid-90’s by The Freedom Riders. (courtesy of Shawn Phase)

From The Paris Review, No. 141:

From The Paris Review, No. 141: “Gary Snyder is a rarity in the United States: an immensely popular poet whose work is taken seriously by other poets. He is America’s primary poet-celebrant of the wilderness, poet-exponent of environmentalism and Zen Buddhism, and poet-citizen of the Pacific Rim—the first American poet to gaze almost exclusively west toward the East, rather than east toward Western civilization.” Cover art from the last Superstation album which the band self-released on cassette in late 1997; designed by Mike Apichella using elements of imagery from the cover art of Gary Snyder’s 1968 poetry book ‘Back Country’.

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