"I thought 'what nerve!'" Paula Scher reveals how The Beatles' album artwork inspired her

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Recently, I interviewed influential graphic designer Paula Scher. Our conversation was wide-ranging and she was every bit as interesting as I'd hoped. She has a wry sense of humour, and an openness about her, meaning she didn't shy away from my questions, often pausing before adding an extra nugget of information or an anecdote.

We spoke about her logo creation process, her sketches and her new BBC Maestro course. But although I had planned for us to talk about the iconic album artwork she created in her career, there was one subject I didn't expect us to get onto, and that was the Beatles albums. They came up when I asked her what she was into as a teenager...

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.