Lahri Bond, Dartmoor Forest, Devon, UK
Lahri Bond is a Designer, Illustrator, Writer and Teacher, living and working in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. He illustrates and designs magazines, posters, books and CD covers. For 20 years, he was the Art Director of Dirty Linen: The Magazine of Folk and World Music, and is currently the Art Director of Voice Male, a pro-feminist, anti-violence magazine, chronicling the social transformation of masculinities in the world today.
He has designed concert posters for the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA; the Colonial Theatre and the Arts Center at Brickyard Pond, Keene, NH; and the “Music at the Osbourne” series by the Edinburgh Folk Club in Scotland. These included illustrated (hand drawn and painted) posters for Robin Williamson, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Ossian, Livingston Taylor, Til Tuesday, Richie Havens, Laura Nyro, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Winter, Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys, Jimmy Cliff, Abbie Hoffman, John Prine, and many others.
His illustrations can be found in the books Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope: Stories of Peace, Justice and the Environment by the Stories For World Change Network (New Society Publishers, 1992, 1996, 2002); Living with Autism by Kathleen M. Dillon (Parkway Publishers, 1995); and Experiential Anatomy in the Training of Young Dancers, Volumes One and Two (Body-Mind Centering Books, 2003).
His writings have been featured in Dirty Linen, Whole Earth Review, Parent's Choice, @Country.com, Green Man Review, Scottish Life Magazine, and Celtic Music Magazine. He also serves as a reviewer and judge for the Parent’s Choice Foundation Awards. He is the coauthor (with Ellen Everet Hopman) of People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out (New Society/Destiny Books, 1996), which was re-edited, revised and renamed Being A Pagan: Druids, Wiccans and Witches Today (New Society/Destiny Books 2002). He is currently finishing work on his first novel.
Lahri teaches drawing, design and illustration at Holyoke Community College and in the summers can be found teaching alongside his wife Deborah Bazer at their
Kids, Art & Nature summer camps in Amherst, MA