Alan Aldridge book launch: ‘The Beatles Illustrated’ and ‘Pipe Dreams’
Omnibus Press and Spellbinding Media are pleased to announce a rare UK visit from artist, graphic designer and illustrator Alan Aldridge. Alan Aldridge will be at Foyles book shop, Charing Cross, London, Monday 13th October for a dual publication celebration.
The event is a special chance to meet Alan in person and to get a copy of the book signed. Drinks / canapes will be served. This event celebrates the publication of his two new books ‘The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics‘ published by Omnibus Press and Alan’s memoirs ‘Pipe Dreams‘ published by Spellbinding Media.
This event is guest list only. If you wish to attend, please do RSVP: [email protected]
ABOUT ‘THE BEATLES ILLUSTRATED’
‘What I have tried to do is to present a book which is as entertaining to the eye and the imagination as a Beatles album is to the ear’ – Alan Aldridge, 1969
Alan Aldridge’s iconic collection The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics is published to coincide with a special UK visit by the now California-based Aldridge. First printed in 1969, The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics became the ultimate piece of fan memorabilia and a lasting tribute to the band who changed a generation.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr worked with Aldridge as he created the book, offering witty quotes and insightful observations to the songs, not least those whose meanings were enigmatic. The words and lyrics from the band are accompanied by Alan’s compilation of imaginative illustrations, creating a work of art in itself.
Alongside his own work, Aldridge commissioned leading contemporary artists, inviting them to choose their favourite Beatles lyrics and accompany them with their own imaginative pictures. David Hockney painted a bed to illustrate ‘I’m So Tired’. Cartoonist Ralph Steadman, most famous for his illustrations of Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, provided his striking illustrative interpretations of ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ and ‘Oh Darling’.
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics delves deep into the heart of the psychedelic sixties. The collection of artwork enhances 196 classic Beatles songs, including well-loved favourites like ‘Hey Jude’, ‘I Am the Walrus’ and ‘She Loves You’, and includes insightful quotes from the real experts – the band members themselves.
“I’ve never done anything to create what has happened. It creates itself. I’m here because it happened. But I didn’t do anything to make it happen apart from saying ‘Yes’.” – Ringo
“The thing is, we’re all really the same person. We’re just four parts of the one.” – Paul
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alan Aldridge burst onto the creative scene of sixties London with his imaginative designs and colour-rich images. He is well known for his work with Pink Floyd, The Who and Cream among others, and as the Art Director of Penguin Books.
For all RSVP – press enquiries please contact: Charlie Harris, Account Director at Midas PR:
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