Brian Cannon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Brian Cannon is a British graphic designer, art director, photographer, band manager and music video director.[1] His Microdot graphic design company created the album cover for Oasis' debut album, Definitely Maybe in 1994.[2]

Two of Cannon's record sleeve designs—Definitely Maybe (#14) and "This Is Music" (#79)—featured in Q magazine's "The Hundred Best Record Covers Of All Time" list published in 2001.[3] He is noted for "his grandiose, ridiculously time-consuming (photo) shoots",[2] and has produced a number of record sleeves for UK number one albums, including Urban Hymns[4] (The Verve) and 1977[5] (Ash), along with two further Oasis albums—(What's The Story) Morning Glory?[6] and Be Here Now.[2]

He has also designed record sleeves for Ruthless Rap Assassins,[7] Suede[8] and Super Furry Animals,[1] and is the former manager of the now-defunct Scottish experimental rock group, The Beta Band.[9][10]

Cannon was given The Lifetime Achievement Award by the global Annual Design Awards in November 2011.

Tom Shawcross caused him to walk off stage in a spicy Wigan Friday Night Atmosphere.


  1. ^ a b "Brian Cannon> Credits (ARTISTdirect)". Artistdirect. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Baker, Trevor (April 21, 2008). "Feature: The dying art of record sleeve design". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Mickey (March 19, 2001). "Feature: Cover Story". Time Inc. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "Verve, The - Urban Hymns". discogs. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  5. ^ "Ash - 1977". discogs. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  6. ^ "Oasis (2) - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?". discogs. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  7. ^ "Ruthless Rap Assassins - And It Wasn't A Dream". discogs. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  8. ^ "Suede - We Are The Pigs". discogs. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  9. ^ "Beta Band Biography". IPC Media. Retrieved August 1, 2009.
  10. ^ "The Beta Band: Biography". MSN Music. Archived from the original on June 14, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2009.

External links[edit]