Richard Evans (designer)
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Richard Evans (born 30 March 1945, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England) studied fashion design at Nottingham School of Art and graphic design at Leicester College of Art. He worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in the 1970s at Hipgnosis with Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell, designers of many classic rock album covers. Evans has produced covers and designs for many artistes including The Doors, Public Image Limited, Pete Townshend, Nik Kershaw, Robert Plant, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Deep Purple, Roger Daltrey, World Party, Bill Wyman, Louis Armstrong and Van Morrison, plus designs for a diverse range of musical genres. He is mostly known for his work for The Who, with whom he has worked since 1976, including the cover for Endless Wire (2006), their first studio album in 24 years and the design for The Who's fiftieth anniversary tour logo and album The Who Hits 50! (2015).
Richard Evans is the author of The Art of the Album Cover, published in 2010.
- "The Art of the Album Cover: Amazon.co.uk: Richard Evans: Books". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- Richard Evans' official website
- Richard Evans at Hypergallery
- The Independent: The album covers that made it hip to be square
- AIGA Design Archives
- Artist Direct
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