Artist Talk with Legendary Designer Gerard Huerta
Sunday, May 5, 1-3 pm
Gerard Huerta is an artist whose designs themselves have become iconic. He created the logo for the band AC/DC, arguably the most recognizable logo in rock music history. His design work—from lettering to logos—has appeared on hundreds of album and magazine covers, notably for musicians such as Ted Nugent, Boston, Foreigner, Charlie Daniels, George Benson, and Bob Dylan. He has also created logos and artwork for Swiss Army Brands, Nabisco, Architectural Digest, Calvin Klein, PEOPLE Magazine, The National GUITAR Museum, and many more.
His photorealistic drawings which are included in our current exhibition Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar, feature guitar shapes and designs that have become iconic over the course of more than half a century. The artwork captures each guitar as if it were newly created all those years ago, free of wear, tear, scratches, dents, and dings.