I’m trying to find a place online where I can purchase some of Alan Forbes’ artwork. For those of you who don’t know who Alan Forbes, he is an artist who made his impact first by creating the logo for The Black Crowes. From there he was in huge demand for artwork by bands such as AFI, Rancid, 311, Queens of the Stone Age, Distillers, and has also done all of the artwork for Ozzy Osbourne’s website . He lives in San Francisco and also toured with Guns n’ Roses as a roadie.
His artwork is admired by most, disliked by some and some of his work is considered trash to others. His syle is dark outlines with lots of bright colors. I first noticed his work when buying AFI’s albums as he was comissioned to design three covers and with their latest album “Sing the Sorrow” he designed the theme logos and emblems of the album and also designed most of the promotional artwork for posters and such. Here are the covers he designed for AFI:
My plea here is if any of you who read this know of a place to purchase his artwork please email me or leave a comment and let me know. And before any of you wise-asses say “why don’t you try google?” or “try ebay” – I have. Both. Several times with fruitless attempts. Actually, strike that, I’ve found them but i’m looking for AFFORDABLE copies. Originals that are signed would be nice but for those of us with a budget, a poster copy would be cool.