Founder of indie rock label Amphetamine Reptile, Tom Hazelmyer (Haze XXL) was a Zippo collector who was tired of designs that were no more challenging than “your average greeting card. “The famed lighters have been icons of smoker cool since the 1930s, and were first logo-ed 20 years later, but by the early ’90s they had, in Hazelmyer’s view, become staid. He thus “scoured the art underworld for all that was amazing and started slapping it on a Zippo”-drawing heavily on the burgeoning indie comics scene for talent. Under the name Flame Rite… designs from over 35 artists including Shepard Fairey, Coop, Kozik, Shag, Robert Williams, R. Crumb and dozens more.
104 pages Hardcover