With the majority of people downloading their music these days, it’s becoming increasingly rare that we take the time to appreciate album artwork. However, back in the heyday of wax and compact discs (remember those?) album covers were a big deal, and rightly so.
Now, new night Cover Club is celebrating the creative forces behind some of yesteryear’s most iconic album artwork, with the first event focusing on the work of Terry Pastor, the artist behind David Bowie’s ‘Hunky Dory’ and ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ covers.
Taking place at Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, Pastor will be on hand to talk about his work and reveal some insider secrets, such as the time he went down the pub with Bowie or the time he stumbled upon Uri Geller using his work for a ill-fated album.
There’ll also be DJ sessions from Maxwell Pastor and Gary The Tall, both of whom will be playing a carefully selected playlist of music that helped inspire Pastor’s work. Let’s hope they set an appropriately psychedelic mood.
Cover Club is free and takes place tonight (March 12) from 8pm-1am at Downstairs at Ace Hotel. For more info on the event click here.