Arturo Vega (b. October 13, 1947 in Chihuahua, Mexico - June 8, 2013 in New York City, New York) 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.
Vega died on June 8, 2013 at the age of 65.
Vega began painting around 1972, when he lived in New York.
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.
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