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Albums that never were

the doors The Doors
by Gary Burden
Burden designed a house for Mama Cass and created Joni Mitchell’s Blue, as well as albums for the Byrds and the Mamas & the Papas. He also dreamed up photographic scenarios for Crosby, Stills and Nash’s first album, the Doors’ Morrison Hotel and the Eagles’ Desperado.

 

 

 

 

 

Blondie Blondie
by Aimee Macauley
Macauley has worked with Rage Against the Machine, Nas, Korn, Will Smith, Savage Garden, Kool Keith and Phantom Planet.

Art Director/Graphic designer with extensive experience in the Music industry. Specializing in CD & DVD Packaging design for music, tv, film, and home entertainment projects.

 

 

 

 

John Lennon John Lennon
by Alan Alridge
Alridge designed the White Album for the Beatles, A Quick One for the Who, and others for Elton John, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and John Lennon.

Aldridge first worked as an illustrator at “The Sunday Times Magazine.” After doing some freelance book covers for Penguin Books, he was hired in March 1965 by Penguin’s chief editor Tony Godwin to become the art director of Penguin Books.[3] Over the next two years as art director, he especially focused on science fiction book covers and introduced his style which resonated with the mood of the time. In 1968 he moved to his own graphic-design firm, INK, which became closely involved with graphic images for the Beatles and Apple Corps.

Lou Reed Lou Reed
by Art Snyder
Snyder designed the cover of Frank Zappa’s 1971 album 200 Motels.

Art Snyder, founder of The Snyder Group, orchestrates his extroardinary force of collaborators and consultants to provide a seamless client encounter. Branding, from corporate and collateral imaging, advertising, direct response, packaging, architecture, point of sale to web design is pitched to speak with one voice. Consistency and reinforcement are implemented by the vision and innovation of The Snyder Group.

 

 

 

Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson
by Gottfried Helnwein

Gottfried Helnwein (born October 8, 1948 in Vienna) is an Austrian-Irish fine artist, painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. He has worked as a painter, draftsman, photographer, muralist, sculptor, installation and performance artist, using a wide variety of techniques and media.

 

 

 

 

Frank Zappa Frank Zappa
by Eric White

Eric White (b. June 3, 1968 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American artist, who currently lives and works in New York, NY. He graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. “One can hardly look at it for very long, as the precision with which it is painted does not allow for one specific focal point. These paintings go against the commonly appreciated aesthetic that encourages the viewer to take in the piece in an orderly fashion and instead almost forces the observer to look away. He uses what we often find in photography and creates dreamlike paintings with what he calls “hyper-anal” technique.

Tina Turner Tina Turner
by Sebastian Kruger

Sebastian Krüger (born June 30, 1963 in Hamelin, Germany) is a German artist. Sebastian Krüger was born in Hamelin in 1963. After studying free painting with Prof. Dörfler at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts he made a stunning reputation as the designer of a number of cover spreads for the press in Germany and abroad and as an illustrator and creative designer of various LP covers. He then stepped away from commercial work and devoted himself solely to free painting. Artistically he has developed, in recent years, away from the early role of the so-called “star caricaturist” to that of a star of the New Pop Realism. His artistic visions are treasured and collected by other stars of the pop scene, like the Rolling Stones, who are friends of his, and by art connoisseurs all over the world.

Dolly Parton Dolly Parton
by Martha Rich

Philadelphia-based artist working in both the commercial and fine art fields. Commercial work has been used in music videos, advertising, magazines, book covers and more and I have shown my paintings in galleries across the country and internationally.

Her commercial clients include Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Penguin UK, McSweeney’s, Portland Mercury, Y&R, Village Voice, Bon Appetit, San Francisco Chronicle, Henry Holt Publisher, and Country Music TV to name just a few. Her work has been featured in the Beck video “Girl” and a book Sketchbook Expressionism, featuring artwork from her sketchbooks was published by Murphy Design. Rich’s artwork has been shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra
by Shag

 Agle’s nickname is derived from the last two letters of his first name, and the first two letters of his last name.[1] He had his first solo gallery exhibition in 1997, and his first New York gallery show in 2002.

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