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Alan Aldridge

Alan Aldridge first worked as an illustrator at
The Sunday Times Magazine. After doing some
freelance book covers for Penguin Books, he was
hired in March 1965 by Penguin''s chief editor
Tony Godwin to become the art director of
Penguin Books. Over the next two years as art
director, Alan Aldridge especially focused on
science fiction book covers and introduced his
style which resonated with the mood of the
time. In 1968 he moved to his own graphic-
design firm, INK, which became closely involved
with graphic images for the Beatles and Apple
Corps.[4]
During the 1960s and 1970s he was responsible
for a great many album covers, and helped
create the graphic style of that era. He
designed a series of science fiction book
covers for Penguin Books. He made a big
impression with his illustrations for the
Beatles Illustrated Song lyrics. He also
provided illustrations for The Penguin Book of
Comics, a history of British and American comic
art. His work was characterised by a flowing,
cartoony style and soft airbrushing - very much
in step with the psychedelic styles of the
times.
He is possibly best known, however, for the
picture book The Butterfly Ball and the
Grasshopper Feast, a series of illustrations of
anthropomorphic insects and other creatures,
which he created in collaboration with William
Plomer, who wrote the accompanying verses. This
was based on William Roscoe''s poem of the same
name, but was inspired when Lan Aldridge read
that John Tenniel had told Lewis Carroll it was
impossible to draw a wasp in a wig.
Alan Aldridge also created the artwork for the
Elton John Album Captain Fantastic and the
Brown Dirt Cowboy


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Elton John Captain Fantastic Hand Signed by Artist Alan Aldridge

Limited Edition Album Cover Print by Alan Aldridge
Elton John Captain Fantastic Hand Signed by Artist Alan Aldridge

WOW Captain Fantastic, what an album cover. Produced in 1975 this album reached number 1 in the US chart. 
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Signed By: Signed by Alan Aldridge

Edition: Limited Edition of 100

Dimensions: Image size: 18.00" x 18.00" Paper size: 24.00" x 24.00"

Condition: New - Mint Condition

Medium: Giclee print in archival ink

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The Who A Quick One Poster Print Signed By Alan Aldridge

Limited Edition Fine Art The Who Print
The Who A Quick One Poster Print Signed By Alan Aldridge

A Quick One Who
LIMITED EDITION OF 100

Signed and numbered by Alan Aldridge

Gicl?print in archival ink

Published 2012

Image size: 18.00" x 18.00"

Paper size: 24.00" x 24.00"

A Quick One released in 1966, was only the second albu... More Details »

Date: 2012

Signed By: Alan Aldridge In Pencil

Edition: 100 Released World Wide

Dimensions: Image 18 x 18", Paper Size 24 x 24"

Condition: Mint / New Condition

Medium: Archival Digital Print On Heavy Stock Fine Art Paper

British Pounds£960
US Dollars$1277
Euros€1185
Japanese Yen¥164784

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