Arturo Vega

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Arturo Vega
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Born (1947-10-13)October 13, 1947
Chihuahua, Mexico
Died June 8, 2013(2013-06-08) (aged 65)
New York City, New York
Occupation Graphic designer
Years active 1975-2013
Employer The Ramones
Website arturovega.com

Arturo Vega (October 13, 1947 - June 8, 2013) 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. He was sometimes called the fifth Ramone, and attended all but two of the more than 2,200 shows they played from their formation in 1974 to their disbanding in 1996.[1]

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

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 Presidential Seal and a baseball bat (a direct reference to the Ramones's song Beat on the Brat) in the act of creating the Ramones' logo.[2][1][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

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  1. ^ a b Yardley, William (June 11, 2013). "Arturo Vega, Shepherd for the Ramones, Dies at 65". The New York Times. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "In Memoriam: Arturo Vega (1947-2013)". Punknews.org. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Coulehan, Erin (June 10, 2013). "Arturo Vega, Ramones Logo Designer, Dead at 65". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ McNeil, Legs (June 14, 2013). "Happy, Happy, Happy! - A Memory of Arturo Vega". Vice (magazine). Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Arturo Vega, Ramones' Beloved Artistic Director and Confidant, Dead at 65". Spin (magazine). June 8, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Arturo Vega, the Ramones logo designer, put the seal on their success". The Guardian. June 10, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ Minsker, Evan (June 9, 2013). "R.I.P. Arturo Vega, Ramones' Graphic Designer". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Obituaries — Arturo Vega". The Daily Telegraph. July 8, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ramones artistic director Arturo Vega dies, aged 65". NME. June 10, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  10. ^ Perrone, Pierre (July 10, 2013). "Arturo Vega: Designer who became known as 'the fifth Ramone'". The Independent. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 

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