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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ian McCausland...designer and illustrator of iconic Australian album covers and artwork

I recently came across this website http://www.ianmccausland.com.au/ and wanted to share it on this blog. Ian McCausland is a graphic designer and illustrator who in the past has designed album covers for Little River Band, Aztecs, Spectrum, Daddy Cool, Chain, Skyhooks, Carson, Company Caine and Matt Taylor. He was also art director for the Mushroom records label and the music paper Go-Set plus contributed to 70s underground papers Digger and Planet. He also designed the poster for the Rolling Stones' 1973 Australian and New Zealand tour.

From the website: Ian is quoted in Under the Covers: "I was very influenced by San Francisco's psychedelic Fillmore posters, Robert Crumb, and Kelly of Mouse Studios". Ian's work retains that same timeless sense of rock history, of capturing the essence of the performer's music in his imagery and style. This is Ian McCausland's life's pursuit - embrace it as part of Australia's rock'n'roll heritage.

His iconic artwork is now available for sale through the website. These are a few samples...