Tony Wright (artist)

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Tony Wright (born 23 October 1949, in London), also known as Sue Ab Surd, is an artist who created album covers such as Bob Marley's Natty Dread and Traffic's The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys[1] and others including Bob Dylan's Saved.[2] His art work for The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and Steve Winwood's Arc of a Diver were listed amongst Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Album Covers.[3] The cover for The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Album art[edit]

Book illustration[edit]

  • Angel: The Diary of a Mystic. 1976.
  • Fantastic Woman: A Song of Songs. 1980
  • Assisi, Francis of. Hymn of the Sun. 1990
  • City. 1995
  • Dance of Death: Forty Paintings, Forty Quotations. 2006


  • Benjamin Franklin Award. 1991. First Prize. Religion/Metaphysics/Spirituality.
  • Catholic Press Association 1991 Book Award. First prize.
  • Print Magazine. Design Award. 1996
  • American Graphic Design Award 1997
  • Drench Design Award.2005
  • Design Greenproject Award. 2006


  1. ^ "Web Press ReleaseNewswire". 6 July 2009. Archived from the original on 25 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  2. ^ Richard Harrington (23 October 1991). "The Art of the Album Cover". Washington Post. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  3. ^ "100 Greatest Album Covers". 14 November 1991. Retrieved 27 June 2009.

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