Devo: Energy DomeMus_DevoEnergyDome_Blk_12x12 $34.00
The early 1980s ushered in a 'new wave' of music and bands that pushed the concept of branding to new heights. Devo, a quirky group out of Akron, Ohio, understood it better than most. The cover of their 1980 platinum album Freedom of Choice featured the group wearing distinctive red plastic hats. And while the LP was a smash hit, the 'Energy Dome' became Devo's brand signature and a merchandising hit.
The inspiration behind our 'Devo: Energy Dome' Art print
According to band member Gerald Casale, the Energy Dome was supposed to "collect the Orgone energy that escapes from the crown of the human head and pushes it back into the Medulla Oblongata for increased mental energy." Ok, Gerald, keep that tongue firmly planted in your cheek.
Honestly, as a new wave fan, I just loved the band's music and their personality. The hats were cool too. So this piece has no deep meaning, only a simple presentation of a marketing concept that brought attention to a band that might otherwise have had limited commercial success.
If you're a music fan and love new wave music as much as I do, this memorable piece will make a great addition to your art collection.
- A photo illustration of an Energy Dome hat made famous by the band Devo
- Individually printed to order on heavy, satin photo paper using a large format, 9-colour ink process
- Museum-quality (Giclée) inks and paper guaranteed not to fade or yellow for 200 years
- Made in Canada gallery-style hardwood frames
- Choose from four designer finishes: Matte black, Driftwood, Natural wood, and Matte white
- Prints are protected behind 2mm thick acrylic offering the same clarity and quality as glass yet won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!