Frank Kozik dead and obituary, American graphic artist cause of death

Frank Kozik (born January 9, 1962, Madrid – died May 7, 2023) was an American graphic artist best known for his posters for alternative rock bands.

Kozik has worked with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Melvins, The Offspring, Butthole Surfers and Helmet. Kozik previously ran a media company and record label, Man’s Ruin Records, and has published several books, including Man’s Ruin: Frank Kozik’s Posters and Art and Desperate Measures Empty Pleasures. Kozik has been described as “one of rock’s finest poster artists” and was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine. Kozik created Smorkin’ Labbit and is the creative director of Kidrobot. Although best known for his silkscreens, a rare painting of Labbit sold for £4,000 on TV blind auction show Four Rooms.

Frank Kozik is a legendary San Francisco artist known for his rock band posters, pop art, vinyl toys and, of course, Labbit. Frank and Kidrobot’s relationship dates back to Kidrobot’s early days, and Frank Kozik is now Kidrobot’s Chief Creative Officer. Shop our selection of Kidrobot art toys, limited edition clothing and collectibles designed by Frank Kozik.

Kozik was a driving force in the designer toy movement and most of his work is made in this form.

He was also a member of the Stuckisme art movement.

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