Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards Of The Sunset Strip
Photographer Robert Landau grew up in Los Angeles in the 1960s and witnessed rock’n'roll arriving on the Sunset Strip. As the billboards went up, advertising new albums and tours through inspired artistic reinterpretations of the covers – or just straight copies – Landau was there with his camera, faithfully committing the finest billboards of the rock era to Kodachrome. What he ended up with was a love letter written in images, an affectionate record of the golden age of the album cover and a series of snapshots laying bare the music industry’s glorious hubris. Great days, gone but preserved. Landau has collected decades’ worth of his billboard photographs for a book – Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip – accompanying the images with a history of rock during its most ostentatious period, and interviews with photographers and art directors. Read the full article and see more billboards at NME.com.