Archive for April, 2013


April 19, 2013

Storm Thorgeson

(28 February 1944 – 18 April 2013)



Love and Condolences to Family and Friends.

Thank You RC-M

April 18, 2013

Richard Clark-Monks sent this to me …


It’s weird to see 25 of my album sleeves together! I was struck immediately by the diversity of styles. I guess that’s testament to my philosophy of matching the design to the client rather than insisting I push an Airfix style to all. That’s a good thing but still weird though.


Gives an idea of what you can expect during
Exhibition and Talks at the AIRFIX LOUNGE.
Exhibitions FREE – but bought your tickets for the Talks yet?
Only 9 quid for what should be, and I quote …

Highly entertaining, often hilarious and possibly libellous,
– an inspiration to both designers and music fans alike.



Files, Drawers and Boxes

April 15, 2013

Well … approaching launch of AIRFIX LOUNGE very quickly.

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Firstly … Thank you all for your support in helping us with the AIRFIX LOUNGE.
It’s appreciated hugely – to make the event even bigger and more exciting. Bloggers please feel free to contribute. To see Sponsorship details and see the advantages of being A Friend of the AIRFIX LOUNGE, CLICK HERE.

For the Exhibition at the LOUNGE I’ve been looking through files, drawers and boxes and one helluva lot of original artwork. Constant surprises abound.

Coming next on the blog …
METALLICA art revealed
and details of the DEF LEPPARD and METALLICA weekends.

… but before then I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what I’m finding … and what you’ll see when you come to the Exhibition as part of BRIGHTON FRINGE …

AC/DC Pencil drawing of logo …

exploding acdc

THOMPSON TWINS triple picture disc …

twins pic discs

DEF LEPPARD Circuit drawing for ‘Hysteria’ background …

hysteria circuit

METALLICA Close-up of original logo for ‘LIVE SHIT’

met logo cu

LED ZEPPELIN Hologram test for DVD label …

zep holo 1

DEF LEPPARD award for back to back Platinum discs …


MOTLEY CRUE hand-drawn logo …



met live shit

LED ZEPPELIN original idea for ‘BBC Sessions’ approved by Jimmy Page …

bbc 4 detail

ROBERT PLANT original for BBC Sessions …

bbc robert

DEF LEPPARD Original illustration for ‘Hysteria’ Picture Disc …


LED ZEPPELIN DVD printer’s proof of digipak

zepp dvd digi

DEF LEPPARD Original art for ‘Love Bites’

love bites art 2

And that’s just scratching the surface!

Enough Airfix – get back to your archiving. Oh my God what’s that?



With a Little Help from Our Friends

April 2, 2013

The Exhibition and the Talks

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It’s all happening …

It really is a joy to sift through the Archives and find artworks for the Exhibition. It reminds me of so many stories linked to each and they’ll make for some very entertaining evenings at the AIRFIX LOUNGE in May.

It’s an incredible undertaking to put on the 3-week Exhibition and the series of 11 Talks. By the time a production team is on board to construct and light the event, exhibits have been mounted and framed, invigilators are taken on for 8 hours a day, the highest quality limited editions are printed, merchandising has been designed and produced, and the multitude of promotional material is available – it drains all resources, physically, mentally and financially.

I wouldn’t suggest anyone have a mental breakdown for me, or to visit the chiropractor or to supply me with ibroprofin for the muscle pains, but you could become a Friend of the Airfix Lounge NOW by sponsoring us.

We are trying to raise £10,000 towards costs of the current exhibition and to expand our devilishly fashionable and exclusive merchandise range. To make this happen, we need YOU!

There are, of course, benefits if you become a Sponsor & Friend of the AIRFIX LOUNGE … click our creative advisorREG‘ (pictured below) on the homepage of to discover what they are. In the future there will be many more exclusive offers.

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To be involved in the development of merchandising (including a range of Exclusive Limited Edition Prints) drop us an e-mail and we can discuss developing and promoting a range of exciting and original Gifts for Rock’N’Rollers. There is such a wealth of artwork material available, much of it never published, created for an incredibly diverse range of Music’s ‘Megastars’ – The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Def Leppard, Dead Or Alive, AC/DC, Thompson Twins, Gun’N’Roses, Led Zeppelin & Paul McCartney to name a few. The possibilities are endless.

The AIRFIX LOUNGE is an ongoing affair (there is already talk of taking it to the Edinburgh Festival this year) so we will need support to make it bigger and even more exciting. The rarities we’ve unearthed – it really does feel like an archeological dig! – will be a real eye-opener to designers, the fashion conscious and music fans alike.

So … visit … click ‘REG’ … and see if there is a way you can help us develop and extend this original, entertaining and exciting project. Rock On …

… and see you there

A quick postscript. Still one of my favourites – Airfix merchandising for local band …

Perils packaging with condom web