Saturday, July 9, 2011

1980's athlete posters

^ Above photo by Austin McManus for TheFlopBox

Salon 94 Freemans art gallery in L.E.S., NY currently has a nearly complete? collection of 1980 athlete posters by the Costacos brothers.

Michael Weinreb from Grantland wrote up a piece that breaks down Jim McMahon, the Costacos work, the beginnings of athlete/celebrity/pop star and how it led to The Decision and Alex Rodriguez's take on the posters -

“Why aren’t they doing these anymore? These are awesome.”

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