Tuesday, 21 July 2020

COVER TO COVER - DESIGNS and PHOTOGRAPHY of SIMON HALFON

COVER TO COVER - DESIGNS and PHOTOGRAPHY of SIMON HALFON

PRE-ORDER NOW FOR NOVEMBER 2020 DELIVERY

For the first time Simon's body of work is being collated into a premium book celebrating the best of his record sleeves, design work and photography. 

As well as beautifully reproduced artwork, the book will  feature never before seen photographs and personal ephemera, alongside anecdotes and recollections that tell the stories behind the artwork. This book will also take a side-step into the fascinating world of film making.

The book itself is the size of an LP, making it a unique and original addition to any collector’s shelf. 

The Deluxe Edition is limited to 900 copies. It will be signed and numbered from 101-1000 and come with a sewn hardback cover and silk ribbon marker. It will have 250 plus full-colour pages printed on thick 170gsm satin coated paper.

The slipcased Super Deluxe Edition book is limited to 50 copies. It will be signed and numbered from 51–100 and presented in a supreme quality black  slipcase with a coloured paper interior. This edition will additionally contain a  signed and numbered photographic print of Oasis.

The books are being produced by an award-winning Italian printer,  specialising in high-end publications, with strong eco credentials, full  FSC certification, and a print process that uses 100% clean energy.  Their clients include the world’s biggest publishers, as well as art  galleries and museums worldwide.

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Simon is an award-winning graphic designer with a career spanning  four decades in the music industry. He is most noted for his work with Paul Weller, George Michael and Oasis having worked with these artists for many years and designed some of  their most iconic record sleeves. During this time Simon took a wealth  of behind the scenes photographs, most of which are largely unseen.

It's a journey that began at Stiff Records back in 1980, where with  no formal training Simon ended up in their art department, before moving  on to work for Neville Brody up at The Face magazine offices. Since that time Simon has worked alongside many of the great artists and photographers, from Peter Blake to David Bailey. 

Simon's portfolio also takes in design work for The Who, Madness, Steve Winwood, Nick Heyward, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, the Blue Note label and many more. 

In 2007 Simon produced the feature film Sleuth, starring Michael Caine & Jude Law and in 2016 he produced the Oasis feature length documentary Supersonic.  Most recently Simon created and produced the punchy comedy/drama series All You Need Is Me.

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