The Rolling Stones

Tony Meeuwissen retrospective

Inventive and intensely-detailed book covers, prints and postage stamps, not to mention a sleeve for the Rolling Stones, make up just a small part of illustrator Tony Meeuwissen’s creative work since the 1960s. Next month, an exhibition in Stroud displays a selection of highlights from his career

Was John Pasche Asked to Join the Rolling Stones?

After our post on John Pasche’s design and subsequent sale of the Rolling Stones logo (above), rumours began to circulate that Pasche had been offered a place in the band and even that the Stones had bought his house for him. We have the truth…

V&A Buys Rolling Stones Tongue Logo for $92,500

John Pasche’s original artwork for the Rolling Stones’ logo, acquired by the V&A for $92,500
In 1970, while still a student at the RCA, John Pasche designed a logo for the Rolling Stones that has become one of the most recognised pieces of graphic design in the world. He was paid £50. Today, the V&A Museum announced that it had bought the original artwork for $92,500. We talked to Pasche about the logo and working with the Stones…

Spiritualized and Farrow: made for each other

Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce cut several minutes off his album Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space just so that the running time looked better typographically on the packaging. His partnership with designer Mark Farrow has produced some of the finest sleeve design of recent times. CR interviewed the pair of them on the eve of the release of Spiritualized’s new album

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What, No Jewel Case?

Detail from one of the three inner sleeves from BUGGEDOut! Classics CD pack showing an ascii type illustration
Already this year several musical packages have landed on our desks and made us very happy – not least because they conspire to give a clear indication that budgets for music packaging are on the up…

Subway Sect: Andrew Innes and Jim Lambie in conversation

Jim Lambie and Andrew Innes
Subway Sect is a new radio series, produced by Maria Bartolo and CR’s Eliza Williams, which is airing on Resonance FM, London’s art/experimental radio station. The shows aim to explore the complex relationship between art and music and take the form of a series of conversations between artists, musicians, writers, designers, DJs and music video directors.
The shows go out on Resonance FM (104.4 FM or online at www.resonancefm.com) and we’ll also be bringing you transcripts of highlights from the shows on the CR blog.
On today’s Subway Sect, Primal Scream guitarist Andrew Innes was in conversation with artist Jim Lambie. Lambie and Innes are old friends, having both grown up in Glasgow, and they discuss the impact the city has had on them and the experience of working together on the cover for Primal Scream’s Dirty Hits, as well as their mutual love of junk shops and eBay. The interview was recorded in Primal Scream’s studio earlier this year.

Drawing Inspiration

Many of you will be familiar with the work of Australian illustrator Jeremyville. Not only is his work colourful and distinctive – but the man is positively prolific in his output – as his latest tome, Jeremyville Sessions (published by IdN) testifies…