Even through the introduction of various formats over the years, vinyl is still holding its own. With vinyl always having courted the die-hard music fan, this plastic resurgence has culminated in the best vinyl sales figures for fifteen years.
Set up by vinyl lovers Emily Evans and Natalia Maus, the Cover Club is a new event celebrating the album designers of today and yesteryear and the stories behind their seminal works. “I love the idea of the record as an object, the whole package and the timelessness of it. There is something about the idea of visualising ‘music’. The majority of the artwork I love the most is on record sleeves and I think this is something to celebrate and share.” says Emily.
The first Cover Club takes place on March 12, at the Ace Hotel and will feature an interview with artist Terry Pastor – best known for his iconic artwork for David Bowie’s Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust. Pastor’s album artwork credits include Beach Boys, Alex Harvey, The Sweet, Carl Palmer and Soft Machine, as well as designing book covers for the likes of Arthur C. Clarke and Mickey Spillane.
Questions raised on the night will delve into Pastor’s artistic techniques, the inspiration behind his work and his perspective on today’s music artwork industry.
Cover Club — March 12 2014 // 20.00 – 01.00 // Downstairs at Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ
DJ’s Maxwell Pastor (Diggers Dozen) and Gary The Tall (NTS) will be providing the soundtrack to the night