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Genius - Music Icons Made Out Of Tape And Paper

By NME Blog

Posted on 03 Jan 13


Erika Iris Simmons describes herself as an "experimental artist specialising in using non traditional media." As these photos attest, her materials echo her subject matter, in that she creates portrait silouettes of pop icons out of cassette/VHS tape and film reel - as well as (in the case of the Ian Curtis example) - sheets from magazines and old books. Bonus fact: Simmons had a hand in producing the video for Bruno Mars' 'Just The Way You Are' - but don't hold that against her. Visit iri5 for more.

John Lennon

Michael Jackson

Robert Smith

Jimi Hendrix

Bob Dylan

Paul Simonon

Carlos Santana

Bob Marley

The Beatles

Debbie Harry

Ian Curtis


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