Interview with Paul Ford, Stamps & Coins Coordinator, Isle of Man Post Office (UK) about the Islands & Bridges stamp set by Roger Dean
This past August, I reported on an art show that was taking place on the Isle of Man built around the works of artist Roger Dean. With a portfolio that includes not only album cover imagery but (both alone and working with his talented brother Martyn) stage designs, architecture, calendars and a wide variety of merchandise, Dean’s fantastic work continues to impress fans with its ability to transport you to places beyond the imagination. He has worked in many different media, creating designs and illustrations for commercial and fine art customers, including several architectural designs he’s done of dream-like living spaces and furnishings.
In addition to this show – titled Islands & Bridges – that ran through mid-November at the Manx Museum – a National Heritage organization on the U.K.’s Isle of Man – Dean’s works served as the basis for a collection of postage stamps produced by the Isle’s Postal Service, an organization that has gained a world-wide following of collectors who have been impressed with their previous series of collectibles, including specially-commissioned stamps featuring quintessential U.K. and Isle of Man subjects such as the works of the Aardman animation studio (Morph, Wallace & Gromit and Shaun The Sheep), artist Matt Sewell’s illustrations of birds and, of course, the Isle of Man TT motorcycle races.
Posted in Album Cover Artist Interviews
Tagged ACHOF, album cover art, Album Cover Hall of Fame, Album Covers, Book, Books, collection, designer, exhibition, interview, Isle of Man, Mike Goldstein, Paul Ford, Postage Stamp, record sleeve, Rick Wakeman, Roger Dean, Uriah Heep, YES
ALBUM COVER HALL OF FAME’S ALBUM COVER NEWS RECAP FOR THE MONTH OF january, 2017
By Mike Goldstein, AlbumCoverHallofFame.com
Greetings from Chicagoland. The other night, I went to my first local Grammy chapter event – something dubbed a “member celebration” (due to the fact that there are scores of Grammy nominees living in the area) and held in a ballroom at a local landmark – the Chicago Athletic Club on Michigan Ave. Having moved here from Portland and having participated on occasion in local events sponsored there by the Pacific NW chapter (based in Seattle, about 3 hours away), it was great to see an event so well-attended and easy-to-get-to at the same time. The highlight for me that evening was a performance by the Chicago Children’s Choir, a group of young people from all over the city who, when assembled and lead by a talented director, lifted spirits with an impressive set. It would also be inspiring to be able to work with both this and other local professional organizations to promote the talents of people that contribute great designs to the music industry, so wish me luck in my efforts.
Posted in Album Cover News Recaps
Tagged ACHOF, album cover, album cover art, Album Cover Hall of Fame, album cover news, Album Covers, Art Kane, article, award winner, Books, Brian Duffy, CD cover, Chris Cuffaro, Daniel Corrigan, David Bailey, David Poppe, design award, designer, Elliot Gilbert, Eric Carlson, Ethan Russell, Grammy, Grammy Award, Hugh Brown, interview, Isle of Man, Julius Wiedermann, Lord Snowdon, Mike Cortada, Mike Goldstein, Mike Searle, Nick Knight, packaging, photographer, record sleeve, Roger Dean, Shepard Fairey, Total Records, Trevor Key