Rob Jones Joy Division Prints

Richard Goodall Gallery just released these new Ian Curtis (of Joy Division) prints by Rob Jones.  These are based on images by famous photographer Kevin Cummins.  The set comes with three individual prints, each a huge 26″ x 36″ screenprint.  The edition is 80, the price is 210 pounds for the set.  Visit

24 Responses to “Rob Jones Joy Division Prints”

  1. so, this may sound stupid, but I don’t get this. I consider myself to be a pretty big fan of joy division, am I missing something?

  2. Agreed- so little to this. Not particularly inspired, and I’m a huge fan as well.

  3. The prints were all inspired by photographs by Kevin Cummins, one of Ian Curtis, and two unrelated photos taken in Manchester.

  4. There is a whole story that relates to them all the photographs are by Kevin, based around a line from the song Interzone

  5. Knowing Rob, there is probably some deeper meaning you’re not getting.

  6. i love the building prints but that repetitive photoshop brush used on EACH print ruins them as a set. the two building prints are identical, the only difference is that the photoshop brush was used once on the first one and four times on the other. if i was going to drop close to $450 on a set like this i’d at least want to see some effort put into them other then a click of a photoshop brush.

  7. agreed.

  8. Great. More glorified clip art from Mr. Jones. Pass. Is this guy even an artist?

  9. You are begging the question. He’s a photoshop artist. People like his work. To them, the ends justify the means.

  10. Man… tough crowd.

  11. Here is a link with some explanation of the prints:
    I’ll still pass on these…….

  12. Ethos and Cous Cous are clearly not familiar with the breadth of Rob’s work. He really is not one to use clip art or just to slap a picture on a poster and call it a day-unlike many of the popular poster artists out there (example-Print Mafia). Every print Rob puts out is well thought out and designed. Its not his fault you can’t understand them.

  13. Avery…why are you so arrogant and presumptuous? Where did I say I didn’t understand or like him? I simply said he uses photoshop and people like his work. How did you to take the implication you did from what I said?

  14. Is there any artist that doesn’t use Photoshop, at least somewhat?

  15. There is no need to dis Print Mafia, they have a put a lot of work into what they do, and a lot of their posters are done all by hand and B&W photocopiers, it’s a lot more the just slapping clip art on a poster. Aside from that, they have been making posters years beyond Rob Jones. People just like certain styles over others, no big deal.

  16. Yeah, Print Mafia does all of their posters computer-free. Pretty damn cool, in my opinion.

  17. Take it easy on him…I don’t think Avery knows much about art and posters

  18. Not sure if there is an artist who avoids photoshop altogether. The point I was making that Rob’s work seems to be done almost entirely with computers (where’s the hand-craft of Emek or Sutton or DIY screenprinting of Dan McCarthy or Leia Bell). To me, it seems like glorified clip art. A lot like Slater’s stuff. Not for me. At the same time, I would love to have Rob’s WS Japan poster, based on the jpegs I’ve seen.

  19. Quite possibly the worst thing I’ve seen on OMGposters…

    I agree with “fee.” One photoshop brush, two pictures?

    Big =/

  20. I like it, guess some people don’t. To each their own, I suppose.

  21. Do yourself a favor and pick up The Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion. There is a whole section on the type of poster Rob Jones and others create. You can’t act like you know about posters and not own the book.

    Although this is not a rock poster, I think the point has been missed. The fundemental purpose of a rock poster is to draw attention to an event and prompt people to show up and spend money on tickets.

    Rob Jones gots some mad poster making skills yo.

  22. Actually, I’ve owned that book for quite some time. Read it many times.
    Still doesn’t change my opinion: Jones is cranking out glorified clip art and managing to sell it for mad money as “art.”

  23. The official admin response is that Rob’s work rules, and trying to play it down as glorified clipart is downright retarded. Some of the readers here need to get their shit together.

  24. Rob just sold 47 sets of Raconteurs posters in 1:39 seconds.

    Considering the first order probably didn’t hit until 00:39 after the onsale, that’s 1,175 posters, or 20 posters a second.

    “glorified clip art” …what a douche

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