Frank Kozik

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Frank Kozik at Campus Creativo in 2013.

Frank Kozik (born January 9, 1962 in Madrid) is an American graphic artist best known for his posters for alternative rock bands.


Kozik has worked with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Melvins, The Offspring, Butthole Surfers, and Helmet.[1] Kozik used to run Man's Ruin Records, a media outlet and record label, and has published several books including Man's Ruin: Posters and Art by Frank Kozik[2] and Desperate Measures Empty Pleasures.[3] Kozik has been described as "one of the rock world's top poster artists", and interviewed in Rolling Stone. Kozik created Smorkin' Labbit[4] and is the Creative Director of Kidrobot.[5] Although primarily known for his screen prints, a rare painting of the Labbit sold on the TV blind auction show Four Rooms for £4,000.[6]

Kozik has been a force in the designer toy movement with many of his works produced in that form.

He is also a member of the Stuckism art movement.[7]

Frank Kozik autograph on a Labbit (KidRobot NYC signing in 2010)

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  1. ^ Powell, Betsy (December 16, 1995). "Twisted take puts artist in demand". Calgary Herald.
  2. ^ Snyder, Michael (July 6, 1995). "Kozik at Vanguard of Vinyl Resurgence, by Design". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  3. ^ Sullivan, James (May 30, 2002). "Rock art, from cover to cover". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ Gene, Stout (February 18, 1994). "Poster Master Frank Kozik's Works Go On The Wall". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  5. ^ Schmidt, Gregory (29 March 2017). "Is It a Toy? Is It Art? Everyone Agrees It's a Collectible". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Four Rooms. Series 3. Episode 23. 2 August 2013. Channel 4.
  7. ^ "Stuckists groups worldwide".

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