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GRACE JONES “ON YOUR KNEES” (1979) Sleeve by Richard Bernstein

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St. Paradise ‘St. Paradise’ (1979) Cover art and design by Ernie Thormahlen and Mick Rock/TRA Studios Inc.

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Cerrone V Angelina (1979) Cover concept Cerrone. Photography by Patrick Perroquin. Design by Creac

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DEVO “Q: ARE WE NOT MEN? A: WE ARE DEVO!” (1978) Devolved comuta-posite cover graphic courtesy of Devo Inc. Graphic Supervision by John Cabalka

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LIPPS, INC ‘PUCKER UP’ (1980) Art Direction by Phyllis Chotin. Design by Art Hotel. Illustration by Sketch Bruckner

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AMANDA LEAR “BLOOD AND HONEY” (1976) Illustration/Design unknown

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Sparks ‘Kimono My House’ (1974) Art direction by Nicholas de Ville. Photography by Karl Stoeker

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JORGE SANTANA (1978) Cover Painting by John Kacere. Design by Milton Glaser Inc

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The Korgis ‘Dumb Waiters’ (1980) Art direction by Rowbottom & Balme

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CLIMAX BLUES BAND “FLYING THE FLAG” (1980) Art Direction/Design by Tim Ritchie. Cover image by Tsunehisa Kimura

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VISITORS “VISITORS” (1984) Cover image by Wojtek Siudmak. Design by CGD Studio

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The Berlin Affair / Original Soundtrack (1985) Design/Image Unknown

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Victory ‘Victory’ (1985) Layout by Drate Salavetz. Photography by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Work / Music

Matt Maitland: Leopard Tree Dream

I often long to pick the brains of my favorite artists, just to get a peek inside the mind that made the stuff I go all giddy over. And while I may never fully understand the imagery in Matt Maitland’s crazy-sexy-tacky collages, I do now know the inspiration behind all the 1980s babes and big cats that so often appear in them. Matt’s made a ton of album covers for peeps like Beck, Basement Jaxx and Goldfrapp and in 2011 he started Leopard Tree Dream, a tumblr-based show-and-tell of retro record covers from his private collection. This is no half-hearted side project mind you; the archive is big, well-curated, and full of insightful quips about the original artists and designers. As the man himself says, “Enjoy!”