July 22, 2010, at 11:48 pm

Speaking Of Reggae

GreensleevesA couple of nice interviews that you should check out:

First off; on the Creative Review site Tony McDermott who designed many of the classic sleeves for Greensleeves from the late 70’s onwards talks to Al Fingers in the wake of the Greensleeves/Stussy collaboration that has resulted in a (stupidly expensive) book illustrating the first 100 Greensleeves LP sleeves.

Mc Dermott talks about how he started working for Greensleeves, how he came up with many of the most iconic sleeve designs, relations with the artists and more.

The illustration on the right is one of the designs for a 12″ sleeve that Tony submitted to Greensleeves, in the end they rejected this one and went with the famous “history of reggae” design.

Thanks to Daniel on the Chatty Mouth forum for the link.

Next up; Laurence Cane-Honeysett of Trojan/Universal talks to the Music Like Dirt web site about working for Trojan, past and future projects at the label and shares lots of stories about sifting through hundreds of master tapes – it’s a hard job but someones got to do it!

Thanks to cshh69 on the Pama forum for the heads up.

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