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North American Rock Music Map - "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World"

North American Rock Music Map - "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World"

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About my North American Rock Music Map

My map of North American Rock Music is a companion piece to my British Rock Music map. The title of my North American Rock Music painting, "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World", is from Neil Young's 1989 anthem. In the spirit of 'Pop Art', I've used a mixture of watercolours, inks, and homemade transfers to make this painting.

  • An original painting in watercolour, size 730mm x 520mm on 600gsm cotton rag paper
  • A2 size signed poster prints
  • Digital file for you to make a single print at a format and size of your choice

"Keep on Rockin' in the Free World" - a visual soundtrack

There are more than 100 references to bands, artists, songs and cultural icons that reflect the spirit of most genres and styles of rock music. Inevitably I've chosen my favourites. I couldn't possibly include everyone and everything on a hand-painted single sheet of A1. My guiding principles have been are they: influential, iconic, significant, well known, and that I (mostly) like!

If I've omitted your favourites, then you'll have to paint your own North American Rock Music Map and we can compare notes!

Track List

I hope that hardcore music fans will enjoy some of the obscure references, working out who's who and what's what. It would have been too easy - and actually not very interesting - to paint logo after logo. But I wanted to make it more participative than that, so that viewers will have to spot and work out what's represented.

For a complete track list, please refer to this epic blog!

Important note for North American customers

Tracked postage to North America is expensive. So, rather than post prints to you across the Atlantic, I suggest you buy a digital file of this image, which you can then self-print locally using an online printing service such as Shutterfly. The beauty of self-printing is that you can choose which format and size you want, for example, a print on canvas.

Shipping and delivery

This website takes orders from UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

If you are not in these countries and you would like to make a purchase, please get in touch with me directly.

Posting your order

Typically, orders for physical products placed after 12pm on Friday, and on Saturday or Sunday will not be posted until Monday at the earliest. I use Royal Mail to dispatch your order.

If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

Digital files will typically be transferred to customers within 24 hours via email using WeTransfer, the file transfer website.

Buying an original painting? Please choose the tracked option!

UNITED KINGDOM (incl. Channel Islands, Isle of Man)

  • UK Royal Mail second class – 3 to 5 working days (can be longer at busy times of year)
  • UK Royal Mail tracked next day special delivery – next day by 1pm

If you choose a tracked delivery, I will be notified with your Royal Mail tracking number when your parcel has been dispatched.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

IMPORTANT! All international orders are shipped duties unpaid. Orders shipped outside of the UK may be subject to customs, taxes and duties. This cost is the responsibility of the customer and is payable on receipt of goods. Please check your local customs tax and duty costs as duties must be paid before the goods are released.

USA and CANADA
Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND
Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

EUROPE (Rep of Ireland, France, Germany and Denmark only)
Royal Mail International Tracked service (7-14 days)

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