Who is Guy Juke?
Guy Juke, 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 nightclubs such as Armadillo World Headquarters along with Sam Yeates, Michael Priest and Jim Franklin. His work is recognized for its darkly detailed, often shadowy and angular figures inspired by horror films, haunting western landscapes, and loopy cartoon characters. Performers such as Joe Ely, B-52s, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, Pavarotti and Asleep At The Wheel, Roy Buchanan are all immortalized via his graphic design. As a musician he has performed as a guitarist with Butch Hancock, Doak Snead, Ponty Bone and lately as Blackie White in the Cornell Hurd Band. He recently 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.