Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz (Drate/Salavetz) are award-winning creative directors/designers/authors/curators designing for the famous in music including 25 inductees in the rock n' roll hall of fame Their legendary music design in major museums,galleries and MoMA,AIGA and The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame archival permanent collections,a pop-culture radio show interviewing the famous in pop-culture and reviewing events. Authored 21 visionary major pop-culture visually driven books.
Spencer a NARAS selected 6 time Grammy judge and both Making Vinyl Event judges every year on the album packaging committee. Book mentioned in Anthony DeCurtis "Lou Reed: A Life" book and interviewed in John Foster "Album Art: New Music Graphics" book.
Their Velvet Underground Design displayed in "The Velvet Underground Experience" in NYC Oct 10-Dec 30 2018. Nominated for the 2019 National Design Award. They have won many major design awards. Curating an "Art of Vinyl Cover Show" (12" and 45s) to be radio syndicated/youtube and facebook in 2019. Spencer is an administrator to the "Vinyltalk" site on facebook and blog to come. A lifetime legacy in design!
U2, Lou Reed, Talking Heads, The Velvet Underground, Billy Squier, Leonard Cohen, Billy Joel, Ramones, Bon Jovi, The Pretenders, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; Joseph Arthur, The Beach Boys, Mick Taylor, Sir Paul McCartney, amongst others
Nominated for a Grammy in Album Packaging.
FIVE HUNDRED 45s
Foreword writing by Lenny Kaye,
Profiling 47 Top Comic Artists
THE ART OF THE MODERN MOVIE POSTER
Profiling Top Special EFX Companies Worldwide
Our Music Design has been exhibited in:
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
ALBUM LP Cover T
WHO SHOT ROCK N' ROLL SHOW
Annenberg Space for Photography Show, 2012
Brooklyn Museum Show, 2010
Ramones-Road To Ruin poster
The Punk/Post Punk Graphics Show
The Steve Kasher Gallery
Looking At Music Show-Side 2
Who Shot Rock N' Roll Show
The Brooklyn Museum
Mixed Messages Show
The Cooper Hewitt Museum Show
20 Album Cover Show
City Winery, NYC
Represent the following artists: Joseph Arthur and Xany Rudoff.
THE INDIE CAFE
Board/film judge, 2015
SOUTHEASTERN FILM FESTIVAL
Atlanta and Nashville