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Furry Friday Featuring Legends of the London & Athens Punk-Indie Music Scene

Aug 24, 2017 • by Humane Society of Berks County
"Dryer and Spray" by Kosmo Vinyl

Furry Friday & Walk Kick Off Party

Friday, August 25 | 4-7 PM

The Humane Society of Berks County

1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604

KOSMO VINYL – The former Londoner turned New Yorker Kosmo Vinyl is perhaps best known for his musical involvement with Ian Dury and The Blockheads, and later with The Clash. Vinyl’s “Know Your Rights” logo eventually became the talisman of The Clash’s 1982 “Combat Rock” campaign.

After starting a family in the 90s, Vinyl left the music scene and developed into both an artist and a “cultural curator”. He created one-of-a-kind mixed media postcards, originally developed while communicating with friends near and far. Vinyl customized postcards using images and texts cut from newspapers and magazines and enhanced with markers, pencils and acrylic paint.

Vinyl has contributed to several exhibitions, including his 2010 show “London Calling” Ray Lowry tribute, 2013 themed show “Saitches” in London, 2014 Lighthouse Gallery in Georgia, 2015 “Secret 7” exhibition at Somerset House, and 2017 select works from “Cisco Kid vs Donald Trump” at the Spring/Break Art Show in New York City. 

JACK LOGAN – Jack Logan is a cartoonist and recording artist in addition to a prolific songwriter and home recorder, based in Athens, Georgia.

He produced a satirical underground comic book casting R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck as a superhero, lauded in the Detroit-based rock and roll magazine Creem and was the subject of a brief feature on MTV News.

In 1993, some of Logan’s home recordings fell into the hands of Twin Tone Records and landed him a recording contract. His double CD Bulk garnered national and international press such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, People Magazine and countless others.

Logan has produced cover art for other artists such as Tommy Stinson and Ken Will Morton as well as The Coolies comic book. He continues to produce artwork and cartoons and is currently pitching ideas to Cartoon Network.

THE COLLECTION – “TO and FRO” – A collaboration between Vinyl and Logan began as the two artists started to exchange homemade post cards after collaborating on a 45 rpm single for Atlanta music scene legend Clay Harper. The criteria for the post cards was very loose, where the artists could take any aspect of the card they receive – however tangential – and use that as the inspiration for the next card.

The art contains six pairs of related cards and are samples of a much larger body of work. Vinyl and Logan chose not to display the entire chain in their original exhibit and instead chose groupings in order to be selective, such as the pair “Serious Hair” below, and “Dryer and Spray” above.

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