This past Saturday was National Record Store Day. Unfamiliar? It’s a day when independent record stores across the country come together with musicians to celebrate their unique music culture. It's a day to lay down your iTunes, break out your well-used, scratchy vinyls, and head to your nearest music store for support. You can further justify your continued commitment to 90’s grunge outfits and band t-shirts, and even celebrate with an all-day marathon of Empire Records.
In honor of this holiday that's near and dear to our hearts (Philly's AKA Music is a block away from our office), we’re doing a giveaway of Swissted, Quirk’s recently released homage to the best in vintage rock music. Swissted is an artistic collection of 200 ready-to-frame posters combining the best in alternative music with modern graphic design. It features iconic bands like Talking Heads, The Lemonheads, Soundgarden, The Ramones, Radiohead, Social Distortion, Violent Femmes, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and so many more! Sorry, though—no Rex Manning here!
We’ll be giving away these copies with signed bookplates from designer Mike Joyce, who lends his revisionist twist to these posters. Joyce is the proprietor of Stereotype Design in New York, and has designed album packaging for artists ranging from Iggy Pop and Morphine to Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, the Lemonheads and many others. There are two ways to enter:
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We'll select ten winners, five from Facebook and five from Twitter, at the end of next week. And if you missed Record Store Day, just rent Empire Records. It’s the least you can do!