Arturo Vega

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Arturo Vega (b. October 13, 1947 in Chihuahua, Mexico - June 8, 2013 in New York City, New York)[1] was a Mexican-born, American punk rock graphic designer and artistic director, best known for having created the logo for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Ramones.[2]

Vega died on June 8, 2013 at the age of 65.[3]

Vega began painting around 1972, when he lived in New York.[4]

Vega was the art and stage illumination director for the Ramones from the band's inception until the group's end. In 1975 Vega created a parody mixing the American Congress's eagle Emblem and a baseball bat (a direct reference to the Ramones's song Beat On The Brat) in the act of creating the Ramones' logo.


  1. ^ "In Memoriam: Arturo Vega (1947-2013)". June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "R.I.P. Arturo Vega, artistic director for The Ramones". Consequence of Sound. June 8, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 2013 January to June". Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone. "Arturo Vega (RIP), creative director for the Ramones". Retrieved April 20, 2014. 

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