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John Pasche is an art designer, most famous for designing the "Tongue and Lip Design" logo for the popular band The Rolling Stones.[1]


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.[2]


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 Women. He made the poster for a Stamp Design Seminar held at the Royal College of Arts in 1970


For the Rolling Stones, Pasche designed the "Tongue and Lip Design" logo in 1971, which was originally reproduced on the Sticky Fingers album. He also designed posters for many Rolling Stone's tours; namely the European tours of 1970 and 1973, and the American tour of 1972. He made a promotional sticker for Goats Head Soup, and the single sleeve for the single "She's So Cold".

For the United Artists, Pasche has done lots of 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.

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

His freelance work includes designs for noted performers like Jimi Hendrix (1977), Judas Priest (1975), David Bowie (1976) and The Who (1975).


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


  1. ^ Pasche, John. "John Pasche Design" (HTML). Retrieved 2006-07-02. 
  2. ^ Pasche, John. "John Pasche CV" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-07-02.