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The Spirit of 77

An Exhibition of Photographs and Serigraphs Celebrating 40 years of Punk Rock
By Richard McCaffrey & F-stop Fitzgerald with Serigraphs by Pete Cardoso of Ghost Town Studio 
December 9-January 26, 2018

Opening Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:00-5:00PM. 
Reception with the artists 3:00-5:00PM
Performances by John Doe of (X) and Tall Teenagers
December 9, doors open at 7:00PM 

The Spirit of 77 continues with a “must see” historic performance by HR (of Bad Brains) & Human Rights on December 16
For tickets please visit here.

The Emporium of Popular Culture
219 West Park Street
Providence, RI 02908
Open 12:00-5:00 PM Friday to Sunday
Phone: 401-521-0001
Email: emporiumofpopularculture@gmail.com

Richard McCaffrey is from Providence, Rhode Island and a graduate of Franklin Institute of Boston. He worked as a commercial photographer in Providence from 1967-1973. In 1972 He co-founded an early alternative newspaper in RI called “The Point” which covered the local and national counterculture issues of the time. A significant part of the paper was devoted to art and music, which was when Richard started his career as a photographer in the music industry.

Richard moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1973. During the 70’s & 80’s he free-lanced for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Guitar Player and many other publications. He was Chief Photographer for BAM, The California Music Magazine, from 1975-1986 and also worked with concert promoters, bands and record companies. He co-published his first book “X-capees” a San Francisco Punk Rock Documentary with F-stop Fitzgerald and Ray Santos in 1980.

Richard returned to Rhode Island in 1991 where he became the staff photographer for The Providence Phoenix until 2014, he is now a contributor to Motif Magazine and Go Local Prov. He has co-authored two photographic books on the music industry and several on other subjects. Richard is represented by Getty Images and his photographs appear in numerous local, national and international books, publications and on Albums/CD’s.

F-stop Fitzgerald (aka: Richard Minissali) is from Syracuse, NY and a graduate of Geneseo College. He was a best-selling author, editor and photographer. He started his career in 1974 photographing artists and musicians in San Francisco, CA. He co-published his first book “X-capees”, a San Francisco Punk Rock Documentary with Richard McCaffrey and Ray Santos in 1980.

Shortly after he edited several books on musicians and artists for Last Gasp Publishing in San Francisco, he has exhibited photography internationally and throughout the U.S. His work has appeared in over 100 periodicals including Rolling Stone, Spin, US, The Village Voice and many others. He has co-authored books with Ken Follett, “Pillars of the Almighty”, Larry Bond, “The Mighty Fallen” and his book with Stephen King “Nightmares in the Sky” a national best seller, that sold over 180,00 copies.

Peter Cardoso is an artist/designer focusing on graphic and industrial design services and screen-printed posters. He works in the craft of screen printing by hand and designing in various areas of the music sport and entertainment industries. His work can be seen in places around the world such as art galleries, music venues and in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and recently was featured in the Chronicle Books publication “The Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion and Quirk Books Gig-Posters Vol.2”. Pete lives in and operates Ghost-Town Studio in the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Ton’s of new Prints

Hey All,

Been a busy time here at Ghost-Town. Finally got around to putting up a TON of new prints. Get yer’ hands on some limited edition screen prints for that special someone this holiday season. Giving the gift of art is, well, awesome. Be the coolest cat at the next office holiday party when someone opens up a Slayer or Bob Dylan poster during secret Santa. Yeah pal, that could be you!






Ghost Town News Winter 2016

Just put up a few of the remaining copies of the Wilco set I just did for the Boston Shows this past January. The guys did not disappoint. Great set as usual. Thanks to them and the crew for the opportunity to do this print set.

It sold out completely at the shows and if you REALLY need to get one half to complete the full 24×36 set, now’s the time as I don’t expect them to be around very long.

Thanks for the support.


Ghost Town Studio



Fall 2015

Hey Folks,

Fall has come full blast here in New England. Here at the studio we have been pretty busy. We completed a fall tour poster for Australian guitar master Tommy Emmanuel ( available on his tour dates right now) a very special event poster for everyone’s favorite astrophysicist Neil deGRASSE TYSON, and some gigposters for Dawes, John Prine/Jason Isbell and Gang of Four. All of these are or will be for sale in the web store. It’s been a hectic few months but it’s all been worth it. I mean look at those names! I’m always excited and deeply honored to be able to work on projects for such great talents. So thanks to all the above folks for keeping Ghost Town Studio busy and inspired.

As always thank YOU for the support.


Ghost Town Studio x Summer ...

Hey Folks,

Hope your summer is off to a great start. We are fresh off the Wilco Solid Sound fest and man what a great time. It was awesome to meet so many people at our demo. It was so cool to make new friends and see so many long time pals. We look forward to it “Every Other Summer.” https://vimeo.com/ondemand/everyothersummer.

I posted up a bunch of new things for sale, from The legendary Sonics, Sebadoh, Hot Rod Circuit and Shakey Graves. I have a few new things cooking and they will be available soon.

Thanks always for the support and have a great summer.SolidSposter

New Ghost Town studio Prints ...

Boat load of new prints up in the store. Beat those winter blues and spice up your walls a little bit. The time is NOW!

Jason isbell

New print avaiable for Iron ...

Very excited about June here in New England. What better way to start the summer then an evening of music with Iron and Wine.  Ghost-Town screen printed this very limited amount of posters to help celebrate this event at the historic Columbus Theatre. Good friends of ours and amazing supporters of music both local and national. Please support them and the shows they put on when you can. Many more exciting prints coming very soon.

New Limited Edition Prints ...


Well it’s been a LONG winter over at Ghost-Town. I have been keeping busy with all sorts of projects waiting patiently for the warm weather to come back.
I have some new stuff up in the web store for sale including a print for Roky Ericson and the Black Angels, Shovels and Rope and a collaboration with LeLoup Design for a Charles Bradley print.
Also this month I am part of an exhibition at Chicago’s Galerie F entitled “Toy Stories” with some great artists such as Boss Construction – FugScreens Studios -Print Mafia – Clint Wilson – Blunt Graffix – Cricket Press – John Howard and many others. I did my own little take on Monopoly with a little political twist on how it’s hard getting by today. I’m really happy with how this came out.

I had a chance to design the package for the new band FM359 full length as well as a very limited edition special package 7″
Complete with wax seal and custom stamped envelope to encase the vinyl 7″. This project was special for everyone involved and was a true labor of love.

In the near future (Record Store Day) to be exact, you will be able to buy the limited edition vinyl 10″ split I did for the Street Dogs and Noi!se. Coming out on Pirates Press records.

That’s all for now. Thanks for the support.



Happy New year from Ghost-Town

Happy New Year. It was a crazy 2013 over at Ghost-Town LOTS happening toward the end of the year, all positive and very busy. I look forward to all the exciting things happening here in 2014. I’d like to close out with a few projects.

A poster for legendary Punks X for the Holiday tour they just completed. I have a handful here for sale. http://ghosttownstudio.com/posters/x-3/

I also got to collaborate with the wonderful artist Will Schaff again this past year for a benefit poster for Dave Lamb from Brown Bird. As of right now it is only on sale at the show Jan 6 at Club Passim is Cambridge. MA. IF any are left I will try to get on sale info. I’m sure this will be a popular release. In the meantime please support Brown Bird and purchase some music. Every little bit goes to helping pay for Dave’s recovery. www.brownbird.net

Happy and Healthy 2014!

New screen prints on sale NOW!

Hi All,
I have lots of new prints for sale on the site. Many were sold out at the shows so I only have a small handful in the archive for sale. So jump on it if you really want it.
We have a few copies of the print from this years Swamp Stomp with Lydia Loveless and Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons among others. A Bob Dylan tribute show print, a print that was part of the Melvin’s 30th anniversary series, brand new posters from the new Baroness tour and a VERY SMALL amount of prints for the special Deer Tick shows at the Newport Folk festival after parties.  Last but not least, a small amount left from Wilco’s Solid Sound fest.

It’s been a busy summer!

Just a reminder. I am curating a show at Narrows Gallery from September 7th – October 25th in Fall River, MA.  Ghost-Town Studio , Jay Ryan, Print Mafia, Anthony Petrie, Dan Grzeca, and X-Ray Style. Check it out! http://www.narrowscenter.org/