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Poster: Hand-Colorized Iconic Bob Surrounded by Synthesizers

  • $7500

“…one of the most iconic photos of the synthesizer innovator.”

Marking the 17th anniversary of Bob's passing, the Bob Moog Foundation is honored to offer this reimagined iconic mid-’70s black-and-white photo of Bob, surrounded by several of the iconic synthesizers he helped create. The image has been meticulously hand-colorized by Dutch digital artist and animator Leslie van Berkel in an effort to bring Bob and his legacy alive with new vibrancy while helping to raise funding for the Foundation's innovative work at the intersection of science, music, and technology.

Van Berkel corresponded directly with our executive director and Bob’s daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa, on the exact color and texture of the shirt Moog is wearing in the decades-old photo, even using rare photos never before seen by the public from the Moog Family Archives as reference for skin, hair, and eye color to create this stunning poster.   

Your detailed description of your father's shirt gave me goosebumps,” van Berkel emailed Moog-Koussa.

The hand-colorized original has now been screen printed into a vibrant art poster with characteristics reminiscent of the great pointillist artists.  Each individual pixel is colorfully identified, which then blends into the whole to create this unique unmistakable image.

  • Painstakingly hand-colorized from iconic black and white photo
  • Screen printed on French Speckletone True White 80-pound weight poster stock
  • Museum-quality art print and collector's item

"Every day, I try to seize new opportunities and realize my dreams by looking for people who inspire me to this day. Thank you, Bob Moog, for bringing me the sound of the future,” Leslie van Berkel said about the project. “Michelle Moog-Koussa has given me her trust to give her father's legacy a second life by displaying her memories in full color. Memories are not meant to be seen in black and white."


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  • We are not supported by or associated with the manufacturing company Moog Music, Inc. 
  • The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of Bob Moog by inspiring others through science, music, and innovation.

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