Informed by a deep knowledge and love for the world of 1970s rock ’n’ roll, Rotter was first inspired by her father’s vinyl covers and comic books growing up. She describes her early aesthetic influences as - “Part Peter Max, part Fritz the Cat”. She’s collaborated with everyone from Jack White’s Third Man (This Record Belongs To) to Light In The Attic Records and on projects for clients including Other Music, Converse, Focus Features, Red Bull Music Academy, and Indiewire. Her cherished “Songbird Stories” column is currently featured bimonthly in Lena Dunham’s “Lenny Letter.”
Rotter also launched eponymous T-shirt label, Rotter and Friends in 2007, resulting in collaborative capsule collections for The Gap and Urban Outfitters, and official band merchandising for acts such as the Grateful Dead, Sly Stone, Rodriguez, Big Star, Mavis Staples, Kurt Vile and more. Her art and illustrations have appeared on everything from public murals to album covers (Best Coast, Wooden Shjips, Country Funk Volumes I & II just to name a few).
Photography and Interview by Cassi Gibson