John Pasche

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John Pasche (born 24 April 1945)[1] is an English art designer, most famous for designing the "Tongue and Lip Design" logo for the rock band The Rolling Stones.[2]

Education[edit]

John Pasche completed his B. A. in graphic design from the Brighton College of Art during the period of 1963-1967. He completed his M. A. at the Royal College of Art in London from 1967-1970.[1]

Work[edit]

Royal College of Art[edit]

At the Royal College of Art, John Pasche created a film poster for Judex in 1969. He also created a film poster, in 1970, for Roger Vadim's film And God Created Woman. He made the poster for a Stamp Design Seminar held at the Royal College of Art in 1970.[2]

“John Pasche designed four tour posters for the Rolling Stones between 1970 and 1974 and also worked for other reputed artists, such as Paul McCartney, The Who, The Stranglers and Dr Feelgood. He works as a freelance designer in Surrey, UK, and he still remains a fan of the band, as he says "I have fond memories of a good working relationship with them. The logo is one of the strongest and most recognizable worldwide. And of course I’m proud of that."”

Music industry[edit]

Pasche designed The Rolling Stones' "Tongue and Lip Design" logo in 1971

For The Rolling Stones, Pasche designed the "Tongue and Lip Design" logo in 1971, which was originally reproduced on the Sticky Fingers album. In August 2008, the design was voted the greatest band logo of all time in an online poll.[3] In what was perhaps one of the first cases of rock brand marketing, Jagger reportedly approached the Royal College of Art in 1969 looking to commission images for the band. Pasche designed the logo and ended up working for the Stones from 1970 to 1974. “Face to face with him, the first thing you were aware of was the size of his lips and his mouth,” Pasche said.[4] He also designed posters for many Rolling Stones tours, namely the European tours of 1970 and 1973, and the American tour of 1972. He made a promotional sticker for Goats Head Soup (the image being an actual pot of soup being made with a goat's head) and the single sleeve for the single "She's So Cold".[2]

For the United Artists, Pasche has done considerable design work. Among these he has designed album and single sleeves, as well as concert posters for The Stranglers; The Raven (1979), The Stranglers IV (1979), La Folie (1981), Live (X Cert) (1979), "Duchess" (1979) and "Peaches" (1979). He created the single disc picture for Fischer-Z's "The Worker" (1979) and the album cover for Going Deaf For A Living (1980). He made the album cover for The Vapors 1980 album New Clear Days, as well as a 1979 Dr. Feelgood single, "As Long As The Price is Right".[2]

Apart from this, he has also done some work for Chrysalis Records, mainly for Art of Noise (1985–87), Les Enfants (1985), Innocence (1990), Into Paradise (1991), Kingmaker (1991), and Jethro Tull (1987).[2]

His freelance work includes designs for noted performers like Jimi Hendrix (1977), Judas Priest (1975), David Bowie (1976), The Who (1975), Van der Graaf Generator (1975) and the Bay City Rollers (1975).[2]

Awards[edit]

Awards[1]
1970 IPA Award Best RCA Graphic Design Student
1970 D&AD Awards Annual
1971 D&AD Awards Annual
1973 D&AD Awards Annual
1974 Music Week - Highly Commended Album Sleeve
1975 D&AD Awards Annual
1976 D&AD Silver Award
1977 D&AD Awards Annual
1979 Music Week - Top classical album
1980 D&AD Awards Annual
1980 NME Top Album Sleeve
1980 Music Week - Top Point of Sale Design
1980 Music Week - Top TV Commercial
1981 D&AD Awards Annual
1982 Music Week - Top classical sleeve
1983 D&AD Awards Annual
1983 Music Week - Top Classical Sleeve
1985 D&AD Awards Annual
1987 Music Week - Top Album Sleeve
1987 Music Week - Top Single Sleeve
1988 D&AD Awards Annual
1996 Communication Arts - Award of Excellence

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pasche, John. "John Pasche CV" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-07-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Pasche, John. "John Pasche Design". Retrieved 2006-07-02. 
  3. ^ 50 Greatest Band Logos Of All Time
  4. ^ Original Rolling Stones Tongue Logo Sold for $92,500

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