This poster design is one of my tributes to the legendary Chuck Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017), rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, and maybe, Mr. Rock ‘n’ roll itself. According to John Lennon: «If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it “Chuck Berry”».
The artwork comes in a minimalist flat design flavor. It’s Chuck Berry’s silhouette performing his classic Duck Walk!
The King of Rock and Roll recorded his first hit, Maybellene, in 1955, the same year he wrote Johnny B. Goode. Less than twenty years earlier, the King of Mississippi Delta Blues Robert Johnson was recording Sweet Home Chicago (1936). A lot of good music was made, during the years between those two recordings, by guys like Joe Turner and Pete Johnson (Roll ‘Em Pete, 1938), Louis Jordan with Carl Hogan (Ain’t That Just Like A Woman 1946), T-Bone Walker (I Got A Break Baby, 1942; Strollin’ With Bones, 1950), just to name a few examples!
I guess their parents weren’t ready for that yet, but the kids loved it!