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.
"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...