The Cult Poster
The Cult Poster
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The Cult Poster

  • Original Art $585 $585 $0 Mint
  • Original Art $585 $585 $0 Mint
  • Soldier Blue
Item Number:
  • ZZZ011897-PO
  • 1989
  • 19" x 20"

Rick Griffin's artwork graced a number of album covers. In 1987, he designed the cover for the Cult's single, "Soldier Blue." The band decided not to put the single out, and instead used the artwork for their Rare Cult album thirteen years later. This pencil drawing is an incredible piece of artwork which shows Griffin's uncanny lettering ability. With pieces like this, it is apparent why the Cult used Rick Griffin's artwork numerous times.

About Rick Griffin

Rick Griffin grew up in the surfing culture of Southern California, a milieu which had a profound influence on his art. After high school, he worked on the staff of Surfer magazine and created the best-known surfing cartoon character of the time, Murphy. After his move to San Francisco in 1967, be began combining eclectic typefaces and decorative borders with brilliant colors in his concert posters. Griffin's compositions were complex without being illegible. A perfectionist, Griffin often applied dozens of overlays and redrew lettering again and again until he was satisfied. In the early 1970s, Griffin became a born-again Christian and religious themes dominated his work until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1991.