Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson’s reggae posters inspired the design of the Global Reggae book which was recently published by the University of the West Indies Press. As editor of the book, I suggested to the Director of the Press, Mrs. Linda Speth, that we needed a funky image for the cover. She agreed and I went searching on the Internet.
There I found the work of ‘Freestylee’ who describes himself as an “artist without borders”. He readily agreed to let the Press use the image of the selector I’d selected for the book cover. He recommended that we ask Maria Papaefstathiou to design the book. She’s the co-organiser with Michael of the International Reggae Poster Contest:
Maria did a brilliant job incorporating other posters by Michael into the design of the book, especially for the chapter headings. These posters are now on show for the month of March at the University of the West Indies Museum in the Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Mona. Opening Hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 4:00. Admission is free.