In Fine StyleOne Love imprint, £35 / $50
Here’s the book we have been waiting for – a mighty tome celebrating the work of one of Jamaica’s most prolific artists, the reggae dancehall designer and illustrator Wilfred Limonious.
Produced with utmost dedication by the aptly named One Love imprint, In Fine Style (£35 / $50) chronicles Limonious’s extensive, always arresting and entertaining work. He was a keen observer who, with an eye for a vibrant swagger and an ear for an expressive phrase, created the visual template that connected the rugged rhythms emerging from the 1980s musical genre called dancehall.
Cover of In Fine Style.
Top: Cover art of Sly and Robbie – Club Play, illustrated by Limonious and featured in In Fine Style.
Ian Wright, graphic artist, London and New York
Read the full version in Eye no. 93 vol. 24, 2017
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