Poster, rock band, Wrong Kind of Stone Age

Made in Australia, Oceania, 1983.

This poster has significance as a record of music in youth culture in the 1980s. It helps to illustrate how poster art was used to communicate information to a mass audience about rock music performances in city and suburban venues, and to promote newly released records.

Wrong Kind of Stone Age were Sydney post-punk outfit who performed live and released independently produced recordings from 1983 to 1991. They attracted a cult following, though, due to their original fusion of punk, tribal, Au...

Summary

Object No.

2009/47/2

Physical Description

Poster, rock band, Wrong Kind of Stone Age, cassette album 'Grace and Grossness', paper, maker unknown, collected and used by Peter Cox, Australia, 1983

The poster is hand-produced, with the band's logo hand-drawn on paper and glued to the cardboard backing which makes up the poster. Written down the right side of the poster is the advertisement for the cassette album 'Grace and Grossness'. The centre of the poster features an original artwork of silhouetted figure in a cape holding a scythe atop a mountain.The background is a wash of orange and yellow, depicting a sunset or dawn.

Marks

On reverse side in blue ink: '699-3086 Gavin' 'Wrong kind of stone age'
On reverse side in pencil: 'WKind of stone age'.

Dimensions

Height

634 mm

Width

506 mm

Production

Notes

The poster was hand made, likely by a band member, 1983.

Made

1983

History

Notes

This poster was obtained by Peter Cox in the 1980s as a result of his interest and research in live Australian rock music.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Cox, 2009

Acquisition Date

25 June 2009

Cite this Object

Harvard

Poster, rock band, Wrong Kind of Stone Age 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 October 2018, <https://ma.as/396598>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/396598 |title=Poster, rock band, Wrong Kind of Stone Age |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=16 October 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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