Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Luaka Bop

Here's a woodcut done in college, the name Luaka Bop was taken from David Byrne's record label. The style was influenced by Paul Gauguin a leading Post-Impressionist painter/ woodcut artist.

David Byrne (lead singer of Talking Heads) took the phrase "Luaka Bop" for his record label from the inner packaging of a specialty tea which is sold in England. (Luaka is the name of a tea importer. Luaka's "Broken Orange Pekoe" is packaged in a silver foil block; when the sleeve is removed, it reveals a white label stuck to the foil, reading "Luaka BOP".)

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