Episode 17 – Bill Smith
In this episode of Art on your sleeve, I speak with graphic designer and art director, Bill Smith. Since the 1970s, Bill has been one of the busiest designers servicing the music industry and he’s worked on so many record sleeves that a book has been published celebrating his amazing portfolio. In the introduction to the show I read from …
Abacab, Alison Moyet, Art, Bill Smith, Bill Smith Studio, Design, Fredie Mercury, Genesis, Graphic Design, hounds of love, Kate Bush, music, Paul Weller, Queen, Record Sleeve Design, Red Planet Books, Robert Smith, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, The Cure, The Jam, Thomas Dolby, Toyah
- May 20, 2021
Win some – lose some
We’ve all been there… Whether it be waiting online for tickets to become available for a must-see, but massively popular concert, or hanging on until the last second to hit the ‘buy’ button on Ebay, I’m familiar with the rush of adrenaline and excitement that comes from winning and the heart sinking despondency that ensues as someone else snatches away …
Drawing the line
I’ve been a fan of Keith Haring’s work since I was a design student in the 1980s. Pre-internet, it wasn’t easy keeping up with art trends, particularly those outside the UK. I came across his work in The Face magazine which was something of a style bible – the art and fashion Ying to the Yang of Smash Hits magazine’s pop and frippery.