Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz—DRATE/SALAVETZ—are award-winning designers designing for the famous in music— including 22 inductees in the rock n' roll hall of fame. Our design is in major museums, including the permanent collection of the MOMA. We have a pop-culture radio show, where we interviewing the famous as well as review events.

Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz have authored 21 pop-culture visually driven books. Spencer participated as a 4 time Grammy judge on the album packaging committee. Spencer and Judith are Filmmakers/Producers and are on the board and a film judge for "Southeastern Film Festival" in Atlanta and Nashville with music. Interviewed in 2 Lou Reed books. Designed iconic albums for LOU REED and THE VELVET UNDERGROUND. Finally, he has been a judge in many quality design and photography shows.


Clients (include):
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.

Recent books:

FIVE HUNDRED 45s

Collins Design

Foreword writing by Lenny Kaye,


CREATING COMICS
Rockport Publishers
Profiling 47 Top Comic Artists


THE ART OF THE MODERN MOVIE POSTER
Chronicle Books


VFX ARTISTRY
Profiling Top Special EFX Companies Worldwide
Focal Press

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
NYC, 2011

Looking At Music Show-Side 2 
MOMA, 2010



Who Shot Rock N' Roll Show

The Brooklyn Museum
2010

Mixed Messages Show
The Cooper Hewitt Museum Show
1995

20 Album Cover Show
City Winery, NYC
2010

Represent the following artists:  Joseph Arthur and Xany Rudoff.

THE INDIE CAFE
Radio show


Board/film judge, 2015

SOUTHEASTERN FILM FESTIVAL
Atlanta and Nashville