Chris Kro is Michigan based artist, with 20+ years of experience of graphic design/ illustrations and art direction in the music field. Chris has injected his inspired take of “Americana” into legendary musicians like The Highwaymen, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Brian Wilson, John Fogerty, Billy Joe Shaver, Glen Campbell, Grand Funk Railroad, Bad Company and The MC5 and many more. Chris’ trademark poster/print designs, album packaging, apparel and television graphics deliver a breath of “vintage” fresh air to the commercial art scene. Chris’ client roster reads like a “Who’s Who in American Rock & Country” including; Willie Nelson, The Highwaymen, Gram Parsons, The MC5 , Grand Funk Railroad, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, Minnie Driver, Chris Knight, Will Hoge, Lee Brice, The Bottle Rockets, Beasto Blanco, The Wood Brothers, The Lords of Altamont and many more.
Chris execution of an iconic mural of John Cash can be seen in the bio- documentary “Johnny Cash’s America.” CMT ( Country Music Television) reality series Gone Country and American Revolution series features Chris’ art work as well in on air graphic and his trademark poster art. Ford Motor Company hired Chris to art direct and design the 45th anniversary license merchandise for the legendary Ford Mustang.
Chris continues to create and design to a vast variety of clients.
CMT – Country Music Television
Thirty Tigers Marketing
iron Smoke Whiskey
Music City Male Revue
Ford Motor Company
Sin City Marketing
Richards & Southern
Rick Alter/ Drifters Church Production
Lightining Rod Records
Share The Beat/ James Redford Institute
Hickory Wind Ranch/ Gram Parsons Foundation
New West Records
Mud Hen Merch. Co.
Grow Life Inc.