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The V&A presented an evening in conversation with artist Peter Blake, championing the launch of his new book and discussing a range of projects, but don't mention THAT album cover…
Written by Sally Mumby Croft
Peter Blake, illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins
Peter Blake is, for the majority, most famous for THAT cover. The one still spawning imitators - frequently seen walking the streets, they can be identified through the wearing of what is now the eponymous band jacket. Blake groaned every time the cover was mentioned. For those, like me familiar with Blake’s influence in graphic design, the talk at the V&A was an eye opener. For all the famous album covers (if you would like the aforementioned album signed, Blake charges a tenner and the proceeds are donated to charity) there were numerous drawing projects showcasing the depth of Blake’s talent that is all to often associated solely with an idea of Pop Art.