(28 February 1944 – 18 April 2013)
Love and Condolences to Family and Friends.
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.
‘Highly entertaining, often hilarious and possibly libellous,
– an inspiration to both designers and music fans alike.
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 advisor ‘REG‘ (pictured below) on the homepage of http://www.andieairfix.com to discover what they are. In the future there will be many more exclusive offers.
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.
A quick postscript. Still one of my favourites – Airfix merchandising for local band …