Just moved our GUITAR Exhibit into the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond!
Thanks to Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh for a great summer installation of GUITAR. And good luck to Orlando Science Center (our first host) with its Star Wars exhibit. In honor of that, here’s the NGM’s Rock Ock 8-neck guitar with Darth Vader, courtesy of Gerard Huerta.
: Boston - “Don’t Look Back”.
A lot of people don’t realize that the image on Boston’s album cover is a gigantic flying guitar with the city of Boston located under a dome on top (technically, the guitar’s back). On 1978’s “Don’t Look Back”, the band’s 2nd album, artist Gary Norman painted the low-flying guitar craft up close enough to see the frets and the gleaming machine heads. If that wasn’t enough, the inside sleeve of the record actually had a blueprint of the Boston craft that showed the guitar craft’s dimensions (in case you wanted to build one yourself).
The Boston logo emblazoned on the side was courtesy of Gerard Huerta, who did the logos for AC/DC, Ted Nugent, Foreigner, the NGM, and countless others.
One bit of trivia: Norman’s album art ultimately was copied for the design of Atari’s “Space Invaders” game pack.