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Arturo Vega, Designer Of Ramones Logo, Dies Ages 65

by Paul Cashmere on June 9, 2013

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Arturo Vega who worked for The Ramones for 22-years and designed their iconic logo has died.

As well as The Ramones logo, Vega also designed many of the band’s album covers and stage designs. His art created the image of New York punk.

Friend Legs McNeil, author of Please Kill Me, said in a Facebook post, “One of the best friends anyone could ever hope for. I knew and hung out with Arturo since 1976– 37 fucking years, if my math is correct– and if it weren’t for Arturo– Joey and I would’ve starved to death in those early years. Artie was so fucking fun– he made every thing into an adventure. The world just became a much colder and lonelier place– as if it wasn’t getting that way already. Fuck, I miss him so much already”.

Arturo Vega first met The Ramones as they formed and shared his home, just doors down from CBGBs, with Dee Dee and Joey Ramone as they started out.

Arturo designed the Ramones logo for a T-Shirt to sell at gigs. “Rock T shirts were not as we know then as today,” he told Sabotage Times in January. “It was very rare to see a band selling shirts at a gig – especially a band as early into their career as The Ramones.”

Vega was 65-years old.

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