Tag Archives: bruce pavitt

label makers ( exhibit a )

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) back in the late 80′s, i met a guy starting a new record label. his name was dave crider and his label was called “estrus”. (yeah, ESTRUS. look it up.) i’d been doing work for sub … Continue reading

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bernstein: tears and tailspin

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) cheer yourself up and go listen to (steven) jesse bernstein’s “party balloon.” when he put out that record, he made it a point of using his full name. dunno why. nobody ever called him anything … Continue reading

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history is written by the whiners

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) take a good close look at this. this is what sub pop originally looked like. this was back when bruce pavitt was still a student at evergreen college in olympia, washington (the “hippie hangover state … Continue reading

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grunge: just more snotty bratty punk rock

When reality escapes the narrative… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) ‘grunge’ never really existed. the big problem with the term ‘grunge’ is that it was strictly developed to replace the word ‘punk’. bruce pavitt, the creative dude behind the sub … Continue reading

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‘zines

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) usually, i try no tot do this, but i’m enthusiastically endorsing a recent product here. this book, Fanzines by teal triggs, is absolutely great. if nothing else, the COLLECTION of great ‘zines she reproduces here is … Continue reading

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seaweed in seattle

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): DIGGING through my crap, thinking about what to post today, i ran across this peculiar item. it’s a piece of seaweed (like the kind you purchase in small sheets in the asian food aisle in your … Continue reading

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d.i.y. perfection

you draw it stupid!!!… by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) this is one of the most brilliant and perfect logos in design history. “K” records was formed in olympia, washington, in the early 1980′s as a little indie record label intending to … Continue reading

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comp : the magic performance

Just another reject… by art chantry ( art@artchantry.com) THIS is called a ‘comp’ (in the old lingo of graphic design). a MARKER comp. some of my friends used to called them ‘squeakies’ because of the sound marking pens make when … Continue reading

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designer of genius

Human perfectibility. It does exist…. Art Chantry (art@artchanty.com ) This is one of my all-time favorite posters. it’s from 30 years ago, but I still look at it every once in a while when I need a re-charge in my … Continue reading

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