Friend of the site and fab illustrator Emily Evans recently got in touch to tell us about how brilliant designer and illustrator Lewis Heriz is. And we gotta hand it to the girl, she’s right. Lewis makes colourful, inventive sleeves that pay homage to the music of yesteryear, and he’s worked with the likes of Stonesthrow, Soundway and Now Again. In the words of the other Emily, “His record cover output is crazy large and amazing!”
In his work as an illustrator, designer and art director, Lewis is credited by many as helping move imagery for “world music” away from tired old tosh and into something smart, beautiful and relevant. You can see it for yourself here digitally, but you can also have a chance to meet Lewis IRL if you happen to be in east London on 9 April. He’ll be chatting at the Cover Club event which invites the best contemporary music artwork designers to talk about their work, and all for free.
Art + Music
This month we will be looking at the infinite, somewhat holy connection between art and music in all its different genres. Spanning an enormous amount of ways music and art come together, this feature will take a closer look at stage design, record sleeves, music videos, zines, rock star painters, band merchandise, music at fashion shows and much, much more. Now put your hands together for Art + Music.
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- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices
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- Matthew Raw: the east London artist making clay great again