Matthew Chojnacki (born January 4, 1975), is an American writer on film and music. His books include Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute, a collection of vinyl single record sleeves from the 1980s, coupled with original commentary from over 125 musicians, graphic designers, and photographers. Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters wrote the book's foreword, and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran the afterword. Put the Needle on the Record won several awards, including overall second prize in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, as well as two silver medals (Best Performing Arts Book, Best Book Marketing) at the Independent Publishers Book Awards.

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  • Matthew Chojnacki (born January 4, 1975), is an American writer on film and music. His books include Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute, a collection of vinyl single record sleeves from the 1980s, coupled with original commentary from over 125 musicians, graphic designers, and photographers. Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters wrote the book's foreword, and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran the afterword. Put the Needle on the Record won several awards, including overall second prize in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, as well as two silver medals (Best Performing Arts Book, Best Book Marketing) at the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Chojnacki's follow-up book, Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground was released in October, 2013, and illustrated the underground film poster movement through 200 one-sheets from 100+ designers. A sequel, Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground was published in December, 2015. Both volumes made several year-end "best of" lists, including The Daily Beast, The A.V. Club, Under the Radar, and The Verge, among others. Chojnacki is Executive Producer of four films to be released in 2016 and 2017, including the poster art documentary Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six as well as the counter-culture art documentary 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story. (en)
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  • Matthew Chojnacki (born January 4, 1975), is an American writer on film and music. His books include Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute, a collection of vinyl single record sleeves from the 1980s, coupled with original commentary from over 125 musicians, graphic designers, and photographers. Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters wrote the book's foreword, and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran the afterword. Put the Needle on the Record won several awards, including overall second prize in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, as well as two silver medals (Best Performing Arts Book, Best Book Marketing) at the Independent Publishers Book Awards. (en)
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