Grammy-winning artist Klaus Voormann on why hand-drawn is best

Just over 50 years ago, Klaus Voorman created one of the world’s most iconic album covers for a little band called The Beatles. Revolver signified a change in direction for the band, and they needed a cover that spoke of this new sound. Step in Klaus Voormann, who went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Cover – Graphic Arts on 2 March 1967; the first time for a rock and pop album.

“I don't know how many covers I've signed, because everybody wants me to sign one,” he says, reflecting on the anniversary milestone. “It's really amazing the amount of records that are out there, it's just incredible.”

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Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.