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15 Minimalist Band Posters That Will Test Your Knowledge Of Rock N' Roll History

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A picture's worth a thousand words, so the irritatingly overused adage goes. But sometimes, about one to three words will suffice, as is the case with these clever, minimalist band posters.

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We have the team at Tata & Friends to thank for these visually pithy takes on rock n' roll's iconic groups. From a clam and a jar of jelly (Pearl Jam) to a stick figure with a boom box for a head (Radiohead), the apt "Rock Band Icon" series is like a pictogram pop quiz for the musically knowledgable. Go ahead, flex your music history muscles by identifying the 15 bands below. (The answers are listed below each image.)

  • The Who
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Queen
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Tool
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Iron & Wine
  • Green Day
  • Stone Roses
  • Sex Pistols
  • Guns N' Roses
  • The Doors
  • Radiohead
  • Smashing Pumpkins

h/t Design Boom

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