Art & Design

Art & Design

December 5, 2016

The Rolling Stones are truly one of the most iconic bands of all time and their visual aesthetic continues to play a huge roll in their enduring success. The 'Art and Design' gallery allows us a 360 view at their stage designs, album artwork, collaboration with artists as well as the iconic Rolling Stones logo. 

Appearing alongside Walton Ford's image of a gorilla with the Stones' mouth from their 50th anniversary album, the logo is also reproduced as a 3D sculpture. There are also anniversary logos designed by Shepard Fairey.

The next room focuses on the band’s posters and album art, which features concept sketches of covers by Peter Corriston, Stefan Sagmeister and Andy Warhol alongside photography by Robert Frank, Gered Mankowitz and David Bailey.

The Rolling Stones are one of the great collaborators of our time always heavily involved with everything they put to their name to and always seeking out the leading artists, photographers and designers of the moment.

Next we see designs for the band's live shows, which include scale models of the sets created by Mark Fisher from their Bridges to Babylon and Steel Wheels tours. Also features are the plans for the lotus-shaped stage from their 1975 Tour of Americas created by Jules Fisher.  It's hard to remember just how ambitious the band were with staging their shows.

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