Art on your sleeve

Episode 15 – Simon Halfon

This episode is an audio supplement to a six-page Pop Art feature I wrote for Classic Pop magazine, issue 27, published February/March 2017. This issue of the magazine is now out of print but it is available to purchase in digital format from:

From the horse’s mouth, or the designers website:

Simon Halfon has been designing artwork since the 1980s,  starting out at Stiff Records and then assisting Neville Brody, before setting up London and LA design studios in the 90s.  Long standing clients included the late George Michael, Oasis and Paul Weller. He creates international campaigns for global acts and continues his work with iconic artists, most recently collaborating for the 3rd time with Sir Peter Blake, for The Who’s latest record.

In this episode I talk to Simon about all of these things and so much more, digging deep into the design process and concepts behind some of his classic works. Simon has just released a book, Cover to Cover which, is as of publishing this post, has sold 85% of its limited edition run of 1000 copies. In the book Simon treats us to many of his personal images and stories which elevates the tome in to something more than a mere catalogue of work. I highly recommend it.

If you are interested in the book or finding out more about Simon’s work, check out his website at: or follow him on social media at:

Twitter: @halfon
Instagram: @simonhalfoncovers

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