Uncovering the designer behind Bowie’s Hunky Dory

Anyone with an interest in album artwork, design and music could do far worse than to head to new event Cover Club next week.

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Cover Club flyer

The night aims to ‘put the spotlight on the creative minds behind today’s and yesterday’s most iconic album artwork’, according to organiseres Emily Evans and Natalia Maus.

Illustrator Emily Evans has previously shown her work in exhibitions about the end of the world;  created a series of works inspired by Sun-Ra and created her own album artwork, including the cover for Paul White’s record Watch the Ants.

For the first event, which takes place at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, will feature a talk by Terry Pastor – creator of such iconic covers as David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Hunky Dory; Soft Machine’s Six LP and Byzantium’s self-titled 1972 release.

Byzantium cover
Byzantium cover

Pastor will be discussing his most famous work, the oft-appropriated Hunky Dory artwork, as well as less well know pieces form his back catalogue.

Camel album cover
Camel album cover

As well as talking through the images, we’re told we can expect to hear more about the stories behind tem, including hanging out at the pub with Bowie and Pastor’s strange discovery that spoon-bending television illusionist Uri Geller had used his art for an album cover.

The evening will be soundtracked by DJ sessions from Maxwell Pastor (Diggers Dozen) and Gary The Tall (NTS), drawing on the music that inspired Pastro’s work including 50s rock and roll, prog and psychedelia.

Cover Club is free and takes place on 12 March from 8pm -1am at Downstairs at Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1. For more information visit the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/353236154819252/?fref=ts

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