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Some Rock ‘n’ Roll Reading… Not Just for Kids!

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The History of Rock for Big Fans and Little Punks


It’s not the first time we publish something about music here at BMACHINA Blog but today we definitely have something different here.

A friend of mine, Rita, recently published a book in called The History of Rock (for Big Fans and Little Punks), which is the first-ever complete and illustrated History of Rock music made into a children’s book. Pretty neat, hum?!

Don’t know about you but we love Rock music, we love kids and these days we think it’s very important they start to know how do we get here in music. So, we love the cause!

The book features the top artists and bands from every period of rock music history as well as from other genres and artistic movements that influenced rock music.

From Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneers of the 1950s to the 21st-century rockers, the book is divided into 35 chronological chapters.

the history of rock

the history of rock


The authors, Rita Nabais and Joana Raimundo, selected and illustrated the most important and influential rock bands and solo musicians since the 50s, including artists like Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Björk, and bands such as Nirvana, U2, Talking Heads, Breeders, The Prodigy, Sonic Youth, Metallica, The Beach Boys, The Clash and many more.

In addition to legendary rock musicians and bands, the book also features and describes the artistic movements that influenced rock or were influenced by it, such as Blues, Jazz, Soul or Hip-Hop, highlighting the bands responsible for the most creative and groundbreaking fusions.

The “History of Rock for Big Fans and Little Punks” is a book meant to be read by kids and to unite families around music and literature.

By browsing the book together, while watching music videos and listening to the suggested songs, kids will enjoy the songs their parents love.

The book and the posters are also a fun collection of Joana’s illustrated portraits that have already received an enthusiastic thumbs up from legends such as Iggy Pop himself.


Definitely, a must have!

Here’s the kickstarter page and Social links:




Congratulations Amar Pelos Dois! Congratulations to everything that is made with love!

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eurovision salvador and luisa sobral

Yes, we are a small Design Studio based in Portugal. But more important than proud for being so well represented in a Eurovision Song Contest where the style of the music usually does not tell us anything to the BMACHINA team, #amarpelosdois represents everything that is done with heart and usually does not have a place in something like #eurovision. So, we as creators, we think that the flowers should go to all who gave birth to something so simple and beautiful and not so much to the language in which it was interpreted. Congratulations to Music, to arts and to everything that is made with love! Salvador and Luisa Sobral, you guys are beautiful! Thank you!

Help us Rebuild Nepal

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Help us Rebuild Nepal purchasing great design assets.

Throughout the month of May, participating Creative Market shops will donate up to 100% of their earnings to Nepal disaster relief. Creative Market will also match the first $20,000! These funds will be sent to All Hands, a non-profit organization that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. So purchase great design assets, and join us in our efforts to help Nepal. Together, we can make a difference.

Fifty Shades Of Grey For Designers

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Ohh yes! You’ll find this much more useful than a couple hours spent in a movie theater.

Fifty Shades Of Grey For Designers is a complete color (gray) resource with hex codes and percentages.
This can be very handy specially for those who are in the web scene like web designers, developers and people who need the color values on the fly.
What about you, have you seen the movie or read the book? Drop us a few lines and tell us everything. Have fun!:)
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