Barney Bubbles – Hawkwind
A selection of graphic illustration’s produced for UK Space Rock Band “Hawkwind” all by the late UK Designer Barney Bubble’s (July 1942 – Nov 1983).
Here’s a quick breakdown of the featured samples, from the top: “In Search of Space” this was Hawkwind’s 2nd Studio album and dates from 1971. Second down is “The Hall of the Mountain Grill” this was the band’s 4th Album, released in 1974, often regarded as there career high point. The lower two pieces, are part of a series of poster’s I believe – produced around the time of “Doremi Fasol Latido” their 3rd Album dated 1972.
Barney Bubble’s (real name: Colin Fulcher) career began with initially cutting his teeth as a Typographer before moving on to become a Senior Graphic Designer for the Conran Group in the mid Sixties. During this period he began to become involved in London’s blossoming counter-cultural underground scene, and thus the start of his road to becoming one of the most renowned independent British Music Designer’s of 70’s and early 80’s…. Read more at wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Bubbles
Also definitely worth a read… Contemporary designer and Illustrator John Coulthart has featured a superb and encompassing feature on Barney over at his excellent ‘Feuilleton’ blog http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/?p=1296
** Update March 2009
Check Paul Gorman’s brand new “Reasons to be Cheerful” Blog http://www.barneybubbles.com/blog/