They kick off their first event on Wednesday 12th March with Terry Pastor, the man behind David Bowie‘s Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust album covers. But although these may be his most recognised works, the evening will delve deeper into Pastor’s back catalogue of album artwork for the likes of British prog rock pioneers Soft Machine and Byzantium.
Inviting Terry to the stage, he will talk the audience through his signature aesthetic of the sleeves he created and the fascinating stories behind them. These include meetings in pubs with Bowie (before Bowie hit the big time), to discovering by accident that Pastor’s artwork was used for one of Uri Geller’s albums covers!
Other questions raised will be what artistic techniques did Pastor use? What is the inspiration behind his work? What is his relationship to music? What is the state of today’s music artwork industry? What are the rules of album artwork?
To top it all off special guest DJs will soundtrack the night in reference to the music that inspired Pastor’s work.
Ace Hotel Shoreditch
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