The relationship between an album and its artwork is visceral.
In fact, it’s hard to contemplate your favourite album without simultaneously conjuring up the artwork in your mind’s eye.
Afterall, how would we relate to The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in the absence of Peter Blake’s iconic and era defining record sleeve?
Having played in a slew of bands over the years, designing the artwork for other musicians is not only a labour of love, but a niche that neatly combines Adrian’s pet interests.
From funk to punk, right through to jazz and electronica, Adrian combines his keen insight into the history of music, together with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the imagery that has represented it.
He’s even been a guest lecturer on numerous occasions, talking to music industry students about the importance of artwork when it comes to realising the potential of their own musical projects.