Guy Juke

Guy Juke, born 1951, aka De White, has been an Austin, Texas–based graphic artist and musician since moving there in 1973 from nearby San Angelo, Texas. He started his career by writing and illustrating underground comics. As a poster artist he has created memorable imagery for and of Armadillo World Headquarters, Joe Ely, B-52s, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, Pavarotti and Asleep at the Wheel, and Roy Buchanan.  He designed the logos and posters for author and musician Kinky Friedman's 2006 campaign for Texas Governor. He is also credited with the cover art of The Ramones 1981 album Pleasant Dreams.

Numerous illustrations for local magazines and album covers have come forth ever since.  Working along side Micael Priest and Jim Franklin and the rest of the Armadillo Art Squad, of which Guy is an original member, Juke has infused his work with darkly detailed, often shadowy and angular figures inspired by horror films, haunting western landscapes, and loopy cartoon characters.

As a musician he has performed as a guitarist with Butch Hancock, Doak Snead, Ponty Bone and as Blackie White in the Cornell Hurd Band.  His classic series of silk-screened posters for local events such as Carnival and the Austin Chronicle Music Awards are still coveted collectors items the world over.

Carine Carmack