In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art Of Wilfred Limonious

In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art Of Wilfred Limonious

In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious

During the 1980s Wilfred Limonious (1949–99) became one of Jamaican music’s most prolific graphic artists, designing countless reggae album jackets and record-label logos. With silly characters, scribbled commentary and outrageous Patois-filled speech bubbles, the world he created was the perfect visual counterpart to the island’s emerging dancehall scene.

Review
"Limonious created a unique universe out of everyday Jamaican life, making it into something fantastic and epic"

– Diplo, music producer

"This book is seminal in that it examines an often overlooked component of dancehall

culture; its aesthetic."

– Dr Donna P Hope The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

"Any fan of reggae over the past thirty years absorbed Limonious’ genius even if they didn’t know it."

– Tony McDermott, cartoonist

About the Author
Christopher Bateman first came across the art of Wilfred Limonious in the S&W Soul King record store in Toronto, while on tour with his band The Operators, and later started the Limonious blog, In Fine Style (infinestyle.wordpress.com). He currently works as a library technician and plays bass in a country and western band...

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