See A Lost Musical Era Captured In The Rock & Roll Billboards Of The Sunset Strip
From Fast Company
November 27, 2012 - 8:00am
Photographer Robert Landau compiled photographs of the larger-than-life outdoor advertising that used to pepper the streets of Los Angeles for his new book, "Rock and Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip." Long before Spotify or even MySpace, and before anyone wanted their MTV, there was another effective outlet for promoting musicians’ latest albums and concerts: billboards. The outdoor ads of the late-60s through the early 80s were as artistic as the album covers they were mostly based on. Photographer Robert Landau started shooting those rock and roll billboards on Kodachrome slide film when he was sixteen. "I was living a block above Sunset near Tower Records, so the Strip was like my back yard," Landau says. "I noticed that the billboards would change every few weeks and would disappear, and I wanted to show my friends who didn’t live in the area what I was seeing."...
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