Categories / Art and Photography, Music

Peter McKee’s Cover Version exhibition heads to London


It initially showed in Sheffield, but from this week, you can catch Pete McKee's Cover Version exhibition in London, specifically at The Design Conspiracy.

It's a celebration of album artwork, with McKee and notable figures from art, music and graphic design re-inventing or paying tribute to their favourite vinyl sleeves. Pete McKee's Electric Ladyland is above – reworked as Electric Landlady.

Others showing art include Sir Paul Smith, Tony Husband, Kid Acne, Masrk Riley, Richard Hawley and Lord Dunsby, with his Melody artwork. You can check it out at The Design Conspiracy's new exhibition space at 12 Stukeley Street, just off Drury Lane in central London.

Find out more at The Design Conspiracy website

Categories / Art and Photography, Music

Cover Version art exhibition in Sheffield


We have featured Pete McKee many times in the past for his art, but you might not know that he also has a gallery in Sheffield called A Month of Sundays. It's where you'll find a new, multi-artist exhibition going by the name of Cover Version.

Several figures from the music, art and graphic design worlds have already signed up to participate, everyone from Richard Hawley and Marc Riley through to designer Sir Paul Smith and of course, McKee himself creating their own take on classic album sleeves. In case you're wondering, the image above is from the exhibition, Serge Gainsbourg's Melody by Lord Dunsby.

You'll find it at A Month of Sundays, 365 Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZG from Friday September 11th through to 14th October 2010.

Find out more at the Pete McKee website

Categories / Art and Photography, Books

Teenage Kicks limited edition book by Pete McKee


We're big fans of Pete McKee's retro-style illustrations and if you are too, you might want to get your hands on his new Teenage Kicks book.

It's the book version of his most recent exhibition, which celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly influences music has had on fashion. All 22 paintings from the collection are featured, along with additional sketches, all signed by the artist and limited to just 500 copies in total.

Included with the book is a special etched piece of white vinyl featuring the image Booty and the Beat (above). The book and vinyl are packaged in a special 12-inch record sleeve, with Phil Oakey of the Human League doing the foreword. You can see that packaging over the page or head to the artist's site to get one. Price is a not-inconsiderable £120.

Find out more at the Pete McKee website

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