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Blue Oyster Cult, Heavy Metal lyrics typography | 11x17 Art Print

Blue Oyster Cult, Heavy Metal lyrics typography | 11x17 Art Print

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Is "Heavy Metal: The Black and the Silver" anybody's favorite song? I can't remember the last time anybody has mentioned it ... but it's one of the standout tracks on "Fire of Unknown Origin." It has a ragged, tossed-off feel that's otherwise missing from the album, which is sometimes a little too slick for its own good. Since it's such an obscure song, it deserved an obscure visual reference. In this case, it's the inspiration for Sandy Pearlman's lyrics: "The Iron Sun: Crossing The Universe Through Black Holes" by Adrian Berry, a speculative non-fiction book from the days when people used to read. Rather than riffing on the Ralph McQuarrie-esque art on the early paperback I went full Gawlik. It's pretty simple, but I like it. 

11" x 17" glossy text-weight paper.

Use the code FREEBIE to get one free 11x17 poster if you buy two (or spend $30 in any other way) - it's my gift to you! Just put three prints in your cart and the code will take $15 off.

Designed and printed in Columbia, South Carolina.  Ships in tubes made in the USA.

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