Alan Aldridge – The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes


This illustrated biography charts Aldridges life as a graphic entertainer, with paintings and drawings covering his whole career from 1964 right up to the present. Interspersed in some 250 colour illustrations are stories and anecdotes about those who Aldridge encountered along the way, among them Picasso, the Queen and Salvador Dalí.

Alan Aldridge symbolizes the spirit of the 60s and 70s. His psychedelic images are a perfect example of the feeling and art of that era. As The Beatles lead the charts, it was Aldridge’s designs and visual identity that defined The Beatles image and music. Still busy creating today, Aldridge is an artist, an illustrator, a graphic designer, art director and film maker.
He masterminded the seminal art book The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics.


As Art Director at Penguin, Aldridge produced ground-breaking covers.
He also had commissions for The Rolling Stones, Elton John and illustrations for the award-winning children’s book The Butterfly Ball and The Grasshoppers Feast, the first complete retrospective of Aldridge’s work in the UK.


Aldridge’s career to date, from the early 60s when his whirling designs refreshed the somber tone of Penguin book covers, to his collaborations with The Beatles and their Apple record company, through to serving as creative director to the original Hard Rock Cafe is being exhibited at the design museum now. Commissions from Andy Warhol, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Elton John and The House of Blues will also be on display alongside photographs, sketch books and illustrations from his seminal children’s books. Visit soon as it won’t be on display forever.


~ by barisyilmaz on 12/13/2009.

2 Responses to “Alan Aldridge – The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes”

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