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Yeh yeh, chicks, cars, guns it’s a dissemination of male fantasies…sure..whatever. Cliched hiphopism aside Bill Sienkiewiczs‘ cover art for The RZA as Bobby Digital debut was a sweet deal for any fans of comic art and 70′s/80′s movie posters.

The composition is all Indiana Jones/Bond/Star Wars of the late 70′s/early 80′s (Sienkiewicz actually did some poster art for Return of the Jedi) with that collage of movie moments at various scales thing that I can’t get enough of.

-Plus the washed out pastels make it look old and less cartoony, more ‘designy’ like Robert McGinnis‘ Bond posters.
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Replete with fake movie titles – it’s classy and detailed. If I’d come up with some out there alter-ego who’s all about bitches,guns,coke and high tech weaponry and my commisioned artist handed this in, I’d be well chuffed.

rza back

RZA: As Bobby Digital in Stereo

00-rza-as_bobby_digital_in_stereo-front.jpg

Yeh yeh, chicks, cars, guns it’s a dissemination of male fantasies…sure..whatever. Cliched hiphopism aside Bill Sienkiewiczs‘ cover art for The RZA as Bobby Digital debut was a sweet deal for any fans of comic art and 70′s/80′s movie posters.

The composition is all Indiana Jones/Bond/Star Wars of the late 70′s/early 80′s (Sienkiewicz actually did some poster art for Return of the Jedi) with that collage of movie moments at various scales thing that I can’t get enough of.

-Plus the washed out pastels make it look old and less cartoony, more ‘designy’ like Robert McGinnis‘ Bond posters.
the-man-with-the-golden-gun-poster-c10135364-1.jpeg

Replete with fake movie titles – it’s classy and detailed. If I’d come up with some out there alter-ego who’s all about bitches,guns,coke and high tech weaponry and my commisioned artist handed this in, I’d be well chuffed.

rza back





10 Comments

  1. One of my all time fave covers, great blog too!

  2. Reminds me a lot of Japanese hip-hop group m-flo’s cover for their Replacement Percussionists album a few years back.

  3. can u get a poster of this???

  4. This was always one of my favorite covers, being a comic book fan.

  5. It’s almost a carbon copy of Galt McDermot’s “Cotton Comes To Harlem”. And it’s really good.

  6. Anyone remember that the cassette version came in a cigarette pack? At the time the most interesting packaging design ideas I´d ever seen at a huge record chain store outside of some of the early Spiritualized records.

  7. Wow, this website must not be very good since only the comment section has mentioned that this album cover is based off of the Cotton Comes To Harlem album.

  8. I’ve got the “Cotton Comes to Harlem” paperback and this is most definitely the strongest influence. I’m curious to know if the artist is one and the same?

  9. no, not the same artist.

  10. I have been a huge fan of Sienkiewicz since his run on New Mutants. I like The Wu ok too. So, I bought this lp on vinyl when it was released just for the art.

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