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37 Fossgate
York
North Yorkshire
UK
YO1 9TF
Contact James Hallgate
Georgina Hallgate
Telephone 01904 640111
Website www.luciusbooks.com
Specialists Literature, Modern First Editions, Children's Books, Signed & Inscribed Books, Crime and Detective, Agatha Christie, Illustrated books, Original Artwork, Manuscripts
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Stand D20

The original concept album cover artwork for the U.S. issue of Jimi Hendrix's 1968 masterpiece.

Jimi Hendrix

ELECTRIC LADYLAND, Los Angeles: Warner Brothers. 1968

The original concept album cover artwork for the U.S. issue of Jimi Hendrix's 1968 masterpiece, Electric Ladyland. Photo collage on board, ink on paper.
Including the "mechanical" for an unreleased alternate version; two original type designs, hand drawn in ink; and a front & back cover slick and an inner gatefold stat of the released version. All of these were created by the Warner Bros. Records art department prior to the album release in 1968. Unique.

Provenance
In the mid 1970's the Warner Bros. art department hired a freelance art director to go through their archives and dispose of old files, to create space for newer projects. He was given permission to keep a number of pieces, and gifted these to a friend.

Note
The original artwork for the hand-lettered type is believed to have been drawn by Los Angeles designer John Van Hamersveld, and the mechanical laid out by the album's art director, Ed Thrasher. In the design and print process "mechanicals" were sent to the label's colour separator, and used to make film for the album cover printer.
£11,000