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Print o’ the Week #1 – Artists: Print Mafia

I figured I would include a “Print O’ The Week”  post this summer since I have been riding the heels of my April post The Art of The Music Business; I’ve actually received quite a bit of emails about that post and thanks from our readers.

Print Mafia (out of Bowling Green, KY)  has released a few test prints on their website and this one really caught my eye; Hank Williams and KISS?  What absolute brilliance eh? Two iconic styles of music blended into one print, love it!

Print Mafia is offering several versions of these prints and since they are all “tests” no two are alike, so it’s a pretty great opportunity to snatch some great original art.  There are also some very cool Johnny Cash test prints as well. 

If you check them out, let us know what you think.  You can see these fantastic prints by clicking here.


Print Mafia – Ltd. Edition KISS Prints

Back in April I posted an article entitled The Art of The Music Business that looked at the cool side of underground and mainstream artists who create limited edition art for the music industry.

Print Mafia is made up of two artists out of Bowling Green, Kentucky who have been creating some very cool and affordable prints since 1997.  Obsessed with vintage images and retro Americana, Print Mafia often comes up with some very cool designs that appeal to broad spectrum of collectors.  Whether its vintage robots, Evel Knievel, KISS, Johnny Cash, Burt Reynolds, even KFC’s Colonel Sanders, they are incorporate the genre into their art prints. Their designs are nothing short of clever and creative. They normally produce limited runs of their prints (usually under 100) and offer them in a price range that is incredibly affordable, thus enabling a newbie or seasoned collector to obtain great art.

Print Mafia just released prints of all four members of the legendary music group KISS and they are very cool.  This run is limited to only 60 prints and right now they are offering all four prints (I would assume with matching numbers) at $90, a steal!  These are silkscreen prints(serigraphs) and are of very good quality, not cheezy flimsy poster prints.

With the newly announced KISS tour for the summer it is the perfect time for the KISS collector or KISS fan to grab some very cool wall art.

If you would like to learn more about the prints that Print Mafia offers, click here.


KISS – Summer Tour 2010

Very cool news just released yesterday that the legendary rock group KISS will be playing in HiFi’s backyard at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) on Tuesday, August 17th.

Although a Tuesday night for a rock concert sucks, we here at HiFi prefer Friday’s or Saturday’s for hard rockin’; we will simply have to deal I guess.  I find it funny though that KISS is touring again, I think the last time I saw them at SPAC was for their bogus 2000 “Farewell Tour”; what a crock and I bought in to it too!  Classic Gene Simmon’s working the angle to milking the KISS fans as usual.

I’m sure that this show will be a fun family experience (my past experience at KISS shows rarely was a dissapointment); if you have not had the pleasure of seeing KISS live, do it, it’s a quality show.  The only remaining original members are Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley; I believe that Ace Frehley and Peter Criss are no longer interested in continuing the KISS legacy.  Eric Singer (drums) and Tommy Thayer (guitar) are their replacements since around 2002 and 2004; regardless they do a good job at replacing the original members.

This tour is labeled “The Hottest Show on Earth Tour”; I’m sure they will bring the heat on this tour to a many cities.

I find it humorous that the same night there is The Saratoga Chamber Music Festival taking place around the same time at the little theater on the property…talk about a clash of cultures, yikes!  I hope the classical crowd doesn’t mind hearing “Calling Doctor Love”  or “You Were Made for Lovin’ Me” in the background to their Mozart, Bartok, and Beethoven.

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