Iconic Rock & Roll band t-shirts are a strong source of inspiration for graphic designers. Before these icons were recognizable, they made their way into the crowds of concerts in order to advertise a band’s new albums or upcoming tour dates. The iconic rock bands of the 60s and 70s, which include Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles made music history by production some of the most iconic songs and images of the 20th century. These iconic images have evolved by continuing to be reproduced and recreated in many custom t-shirt and screen-printing designs.
Iconic Images and Their Reinterpretation
The simplicity of the spectrum in the original design cover of The Dark Side of the Moon instantly became recognizable to fans around the world. Today’s graphic designers have begun to create new ways to recreate these iconic images. Adding special effects such as color and blurred lines gives a new light to an iconic design.
The image of The Beatles walking across Abbey Road has been recreated countless times since the albums release in 1969. Taking the original photograph and adding a basic graphic design element such as black and white outline recreates the image with a modern twist while still being able to recognize the original design.