Missing Artwork coming to SXSW for panel discussion

Missing Artwork / News / Podcast / October 16, 2017

Missing Artwork, the artwork-centric podcast within the Modern Vinyl family, is moderating a panel at SXSW titled “Preservation & Appreciation of Album Art Today.” More specifically, host Michael Escanuelas will moderate the panel, which features the following speakers:

  • Chris Hassen
    Hassen has worked at Polyvinyl since 2008, beginning as an intern and continuing up through to his current position as Direction of Operations. Along the way, he has gained experience in many facets of the music business, including marketing, D2C and B2B retail, radio promotion, production, bookkeeping, and more.
  • Dewey Saunders
    As much as Florida-born, Philly-based visual artist Dewey Saunders’ work is fluid and adaptable, he does have central themes, and chief among them are hip hop and his unique brand of psychedelia. A great deal of his illustrations are portraits of hip-hop artists, and it should come as no surprise if you’re perusing the Instagram feeds of your favorite rappers and find one of his portraits reposted. The second essential Dewey Saunders trait is psychedelia, but not a rehashed ’60s copycat psychedelia. His particular brand of psychedelia relies on a pastel color palette, bizarre juxtaposition, and the arrangement of collected images into a friendly composition of outrageous peculiarity. While much art in the psychedelic tradition references the frenzied free spiritedness of an acid trip, Saunders is more in keeping with the sublime comfort of a hash pipe in similar fashion to Dada or Situationism.
    — Zach Moldof
  • Portia Sabin
    Dr. Portia Sabin runs the independent label Kill Rock Stars and hosts the music business podcast The Future of What.

There’s no date yet, but it will take place sometime between March 13-17.

Thank you to anyone who took the time to vote for our panel!


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.






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