Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fender Catalog from 1976 -- The Brothers Grimm Meet Alice Through The Looking Glass

The '70s were a great time for album art -- think art-rock band Yes' gossamer fantasy landscapes by Roger Dean, or Hipgnosis' alternate realities that have become a Pink Floyd record sleeve hallmark.

The album artwork was as powerful as the music itself.

Not to be outdone, Fender interspersed its 1976 product catalog with these incredible illustrations by Bruce Wolfe.


Familiar fairy tales given a guitaristic twist.




As part of their ArteHouse series, Fender is making available these illustrations as prints.

http://fender.artehouse.com/perl/collection.pl?productTypeID=1&collectionID=1842

**Note that the present set of prints have more text at the bottom, differing from how the original illustrations appeared in the catalog.






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