Driver8 Posted December 18, 2011 Share Posted December 18, 2011 Artist George Hardie recently paid a visit to a private school in Portugal, the Escola Superior de Artes e Design. He was there for some talks with students, this took place a few days ago on the 14th of December. Today, an interview with Hardie appears on the Publico newspaper. There is a question journalist Ines Barreto de Faria asks, it's about his cover of Led Zeppelin's 1969 self titled album. With some help from online translation tools I transcribe Hardie's words here, for the complete article I'm also providing the link to Publico's site. Q: But your first serious job was the cover of Led Zeppeli's self-titled album… A: All of this happened because I studied at the Royal College of Art, a very good university. It had many interrelated departments. Storm Thorgerson was at the Film School and asked me to make a lettering for a Jeff Beck album. Then he told me that I had to meet a new band called Led Zeppelin and I did something very good for them, but they rejected it. Jimmy Page asked if it could be with that photograph. So I drew a picture, because I did not know what to do with it. Therefore, I was lucky, and I like luck. But no, it wasn't great design, the bands (themselves) were great. http://p3.publico.pt...ao-o-designquot Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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