Rock Band Icons by Tata & Friends

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We’ve seen films reduced to simplistic and in some cases, bizarre outcomes. But musicians and bands have avoided the gaze of designers. That is, until Spanish design studio Tata&Friends decided to play around with the iconography and symbolism of some of their favourite bands.

“After doing some research on icons design, we decided to make this tribute to the bands we love,” said the team.

The result is an exhaustive collection of Selfridges yellow posters that depict bands through the words they’ve used. For the Sex Pistols, the team, err… depicted a man and a woman engaging in coitus next to a revolver.

The Smashing Pumpkins are, naturally, a hammer and a minimally designed pumpkin.

Can you guess them all without scrolling down?

TheWho TheKnife TheDoors StoneTemplePilots smashingpumpkins sexpistols RollingStones radiohead PearlJam Led Zeppelin ironandwine gunsroses GreenDay FlamingLips blindmelon aliceinchains

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Matt is a London based writer who specialises in men's lifestyle and technology. He has nominated twice for new journalist of the year, and has a range of experience across magazines, websites and iPad editions spanning eight years. He is the co-founder of - a new e-commerce platform specialising in telling true stories about where products come from and how they are made.

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