During the 80′s + 90′s there was a cadre of visual artists that helped to paint the face reggae music for fans outside of the Caribbean. Based on research, most notable was the man called Wilfred Limonious. It’s safe to say that this is due to his visual artistry for the original release of the legendary Stalag Riddim.
“From the early 1980s until the late 1990s, Jamaican illustrator Wilfred Limonious was responsible for designing over 150 dancehall reggae album covers and is considered one of the key architects of genre’s aesthetic.” ~via Chris @ Infintestyle
Alongside Limonious, were other champions. Not champion sounds, but champions of sight so to speak. Artist like the legendary Jamaal Pete who undoubtedly brought a more artistic flair to the music. Where as Limonious was more pen+paper, Jamaal Pete was brush+canvas. Of course no discredit to any of the other artists and their mediums. He passed away in 2008 in NYC and to our knowledge as of right now there is not too much personal info available. Then again his creative energy and legacy stilla mash up tings and that’s enough info to last us a lifetime.
This would not have been possible without backup from the original cool ruler Skeng Bubbler @ Moa Anbessa Sound
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