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Bill Smith

ARKADE: How did you get into album cover designing?
BILL: I was art director at Octopus Books in 1975 and became art director at Polydor Records and worked at Polydor from 1976-78. I designed covers for Jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee as well as working on other Polydor artists such as Rory Gallagher and the Who (I was at the photoshoot for Whos last where Keith Moon was sitting on a chair which said not to be taken away very apposite). In 1977 I designed covers for the New Wave artists, The Jam, who I designed all their album and single covers from In The City until the Bitterest Pill; and The Cure I designed their covers from Killing an Arab, Three Imaginary Boys and 17 Seconds. I left Polydor in 78 to set up BSS.



ARKADE: How long have you been designing album covers and can you estimate how many youve done?
BILL: So, Ive been designing album covers since 1976 and I reckon Ive designed 3000-odd covers, not all good mind you!

ARKADE: What would you consider your best achievement so far?
BILL: No big achievements, only the pleasure of working with musicians and artists, making their ideas work, being involved in the music industry for 30 years, Im looking forward to my gold watch!

Interview from Arkade Magazine


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Genesis ABACAB Album Cover Print Hand Signed By Artist Bill Smith

Limited Edition Memorabilia Artwork
Genesis ABACAB Album Cover Print Hand Signed By Artist Bill Smith

Signed By: Artist Bill Smith In Pencil

Edition: 200 Prints World Wide

Dimensions: Size is 21.5" X34

Condition: New / Mint

Medium: Fine Art Archival Lithograph On Heavy Stock Paper

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Signed By: Artist Bill Smith In Pencil

Edition: 200 Prints World Wide

Dimensions: Size is 21.5" X34

Condition: New / Mint

Medium: Fine Art Archival Lithograph On Heavy Stock Paper

British Pounds£330
US Dollars$439
Euros€407
Japanese Yen¥56645

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