Old School Cutting Edge Rub A Dub style graphics


My-lord sound was founded in 2003, in Israel, after the return of Sister Ellen and Ranking Levy from Jamaica. The Idea to set up a sound was in there minds, until the final decision came up in one bright day at st. Elizabeth JA, and then the name “My-Lord sound” was chosen. The sound was formed with a mission to play a wide variety of Jamaican foundation music, which at the time was not played what so ever at Tel-Aviv’s/ Israel’s night clubs and bars. Sister Ellen started spinning Levy’s selection of old Jamaican 45″s & LP’s from 17th north parade- Randy’s JA, and the vibes were inspired a lot from sounds like King Stur Gav, and the music often played on.

Ellen G- My Lord Art & Graphics (student, painter, graphic designer, DJ [selectress in My Lord sound])
Pretentiously speaking, a visual revolution and re-creation had to be dun in the Reggae art world. After the digitalization of the graphic world in Jamaica’s album cover art- some thing of the soul was affected or maybe even defected. The aphesis after let’s say 1987 was on speed and not quality – visually speaking; it became too cold and the human touch was lost, and also the humor (generally speaking – there were also some great covers then).
Ellen was a painter and an artist from day one, she begun drawing as a child in Russia there she studied the classic touch and technique. From there on along with Ranking Levy that studied advertising and copywriting the couple had started to design the posters and flyers for My-Lord’s own sessions- the first official flyer was when My-lord brought Sister Nancy to Israel for the first time (circa 2009).

Take a look at her amazing works, made by hand!



Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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