Alan Aldridge

Alan Aldridge never wanted to be an illustrator. He wanted to be a poet. Instead, he took a job designing covers for Penguin Books, became art director at The Sunday Times, and created record sleeves and posters for the cream of 60s London. But it was Aldridge's appointment as design consultant for The Beatles' label Apple Records and the release of his book The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast that sealed his reputation as one of the UK's leading creative talents.

We interviewed this legendary artist on the eve of a Design Museum retrospective and the release of a tie-in book celebrating his career.

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