To celebrate their 30th anniversary the good people at Interscope Records decided to put on an incredible art exhibition at LACMA – and asked MARVIN Magazine to do the show book for it. I was Executive Editor for this. I commissioned the font of hip-hop, Jeff Weiss to write an essay on the cultural impact of Interscope Records and ex-Frieze Editor Jörg Heiser to write an essay on the crossover between art and music. I also jumped on a Zoom call with Jimmy Iovine and John Janick to chat about the essence of the label, which I wrote the foreword/introduction from.
The concept was getting some of the world’s biggest contemporary artists to use some of Interscope’s most iconic records as inspiration to create a brand new piece of art. So we’re talking the likes of Damian Hirst, Kehinda Whiley. Anna Park, Ed Ruscha, Raymon Pettibon, Issy Wood, Jenna Gribbon, Lisa Yuskavage, Mark Quinn, Shepard Fairey, Osgemeos, Takashi Murakami and many more doing pieces that celebrated Dr Dre, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigues, Nine Inch Nails and more.
The book itself is enormous and luxurious, printed on 150gsm G.F. Smith Colorplan by PurePrint. Editor-in-Chief was Marvin Scott Jarrett, Design Director was Gary Koepke, Managing Editor Sarah Awan and Picture Editor Matt Richardson