Malcolm Garrett talks album covers, painted jeans and his love of Manchester artwork
Creative Boom

Malcolm Garrett talks album covers, painted jeans and his love of Manchester

  • S1E1
  • 1:02:52
  • February 10th 2020

British designer Malcolm Garrett talks about designing album covers for bands like Buzzcocks, Duran Duran, and Peter Gabriel in the 1980s. He also shares his thoughts on technology and why his agency was the first to embrace digital in 1990. There's even some insight into what it was like to be an art student in the 1970s – we'll give you a clue, it involves a tin of black paint and jeans!

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A journalist, writer and broadcaster, Katy Cowan is also the founding editor of Creative Boom, one of the UK's leading platforms dedicated to the creative industries. She launched her magazine in 2009 with a mission to celebrate and support artists and designers, particularly those who are underrepresented. Today, her site delivers inspiration, insight and advice to six million creative professionals every year.