Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"a psychedelic sensibility"

From 1965 to 1967, British artist Alan Aldridge was the art director of Penguin UK, bringing an edgy, growingly psychedelic design sensibility to its always iconic paperbacks. Eventually, Aldridge and the publisher parted ways and he spent time designing for rock stars such as Elton John, Mick Jagger and John Lennon. The snapshots are a fun addition to the art in his book, "The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes: The Art of Alan Aldridge," released in the U.S. this year after an exhibit of the same name at the British Design Museum.

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