Sunday, December 13, 2015


Artist: Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
Album: Reach for the Sky
Label: Columbia
Catalog: PC 33982
Year: 1975
Genre: rock
Grading: VG+ cover / VG+ LP
Quantity: 2
Cover Designer:  Roslav Szaybo
Photographer:  Roslav Szaybo
Grade: **** stars

Yes, Polish painter/designer Roslabv Szaybo's cover came dangerously close to Love Story territory, but I still love the piece.

Szaybo's designed some other classic rock album covers - you'll have to poke around the blog to find them.  Anyhow, here's the man's abbreviated bio:

Graduated in 1961 at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, mentored by Wojciech Fangor and Henryk Tomaszewski.

In 1966 he moved to United Kingdom where he worked as an independent designer. Between 1968 and 1972 worked as an art director in advertising company Young & Rubicam. Between 1972 and 1988 he was signed as chief artistic director in CBS Records, where he designed over 2000 album covers, mostly for the classical music, but also for the artists like Elton John, Roy Orbison, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Clash and John Williams. During his work in the UK he was also designing posters for English theaters. Since his return to Poland in 1993 he had started a photography workshop at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and also became an artistic director at Czytelnik publishing house.


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