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Master of the picture sleeve, 13 Feb. 2011
Barney Bubbles is revealed as the master designer behind sleeves of artists ranging from Hawkwind to John Cooper Clarke via Ian Dury and specifically Elvis Costello. The book (a revised and updated version of the 2009 first issue) not only tells the story of his tragically ending life but contains beautiful reproductions of many record sleeves, tour posters and other designs by the artist. The highlights to me are his 'borrowing' from a range of art movements and his gift for designing beautiful lettering. Think Generation X's Your Generation 7" and Elvis Costello's Armed Forces LP.
A must for anyone still involved in the habit of looking at record sleeves whilst listening. Warning: reading this book may cause urge to collect!