One of my favourite graphic designers is Englishman Mick Haggerty. In a decade when no one feels much like dancing, this image comes from a decade when we all ‘...put on our red shoes and danced the blues...’ to the beat of an upwardly mobile society, and David Bowie’s album ‘Lets Dance’.
Over the last 40 years, he has designed countless album covers for artists such as David Bowie, ELO, The Go-Go's, PIL, The Police, Simple Minds, and The Rolling Stones. Haggerty's work always reflects the note of current pop culture but it seldom looks dated. Grammy Awards In 1979, Mr. Haggerty won the award for Best Album Package (along with the late Mike Doud) as the art director for Supertramp’s Breakfast in America.
Other well-known artists/covers he’s created include:
David Bowie — Never Let Me Down and Tonight
The Police — Ghost In The Machine
ELO — Face the Music
Plus works for OMD, Disturbed, PiL, King Crimson, Richard Thompson, Roxy Music, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Richards, Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar, Roy Orbison, Boz Scaggs, the Violent Femmes and, recently, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.
He is a British Great.