Toppa Top 10: Ten Jamaican Visual Artists You Should Know

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March 19, 2013

Wilfred Limonious

Limonious - Lick Shot

Wilfred Limonious was one of Jamaica’s most prolific, outrageous and influential album illustrators. Initially working exclusively for Sonic Sounds, he went on to design cover art for a huge number of labels in the 80s, from Techniques to Jammy’s. Favoring slackness over slick design, his instantly recognizable and oft imitated rough-around-the-edges cartoon style mirrored the new emerging sounds of the dancehall and its sceneโ€”tons of invention, energy, hilarity and a heap of crazy characters. His work was recently featured in Art in the Dancehall alongside fellow album illustrators Tony McDermott and Jamaal Peete, among others. โ€”Suze Webb