Cover Versions: The Album Art of Steve Hardstaff (Hardcover)

Cover Versions: The Album Art of Steve Hardstaff By Steve Hardstaff Cover Image
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Brings together a collection of work from one of the pioneers of modern graphic design: from the world's first triple gatefold sleeve (The Strawbs Grave New World) to work for Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and Liverpool favourites Deaf School, The Icicle Works, Half Man Half Biscuit, Dead or Alive, China Crisis and others.

About the Author

Steve Hardstaff is a graphic designer, proprietor of Pigmeat Records and senior lecturer in art history and museum studies at Liverpool John Mores University. He cofounded the UK's first music-focused graphic design studio outside of London and was house designer for Eric's, the legendary Liverpool music club.

Praise For…

"Time will certainly reveal the relevance and importance of what Steve Hardstaff has delivered over the years, with black singing ink, good old cut and paste and those ever present crackling discs that possess his soul and fire his imagination."-- Mike Badger (founder The La’s, Co-owner Viper Label)
-Mike Badger

"Steve Hardstaff’s visual trademark are musical collages packed with exciting, stimulating images and above all humour."-- Jimmy Carl Black (The Mothers Of Invention, The Magic Band, The Muffin Men)
-Jimmy Carl Black

Product Details
ISBN: 9781846311512
ISBN-10: 1846311519
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2008
Pages: 112
Language: English