Posted by: Dave Douglas on July 21, 2010 @ 1:49 pm
Filed under: Culture, Dave Douglas (Artist Thoughts)

Stephen Byram gets props for his classic work.

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Designed Beastie Boys cover, and more

Stephen Byram is a lot more than an artist of CD covers, but the graphic designer has created work for some well known acts. He crafted the covers for the Beastie Boys’ “Licensed to Ill,” Slayer’s “Reign in Blood,” and first two Living Colour records.

Byram…is one of four local New Jersey artists who were featured at Suckerpunch Art Gallery, a new gallery space that opened last month in the Chambord factory building in the industrial southwest area of Hoboken. Suckerpunch, run by Wayne Martine and Mark Rosenthal.

For the opening, Byram had a freestanding construction, a large painting, a color print, and a set of 20 drawings arranged in a grid on display.

Steve pretty much defined the look of JMT and Winter & Winter releases. He’s also done amazing things at Tim Berne’s label, Screwgun. I first started working with Steve on ‘In Our Lifetime,’ for New World Records. He has created some record designs for us here at Greenleaf, too.



Congrats on the show, Steve.

1 Comment

  1. Simply beautiful work. In awe.

    Comment by Redheadjazzwriterchick — July 24, 2010 @ 5:52 am

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