Vaughan Oliver, the artist behind so many memorable LP covers from 4AD, has died at 62. Bands in his physique of labor embrace The Breeders, Pixies, Scott Walker, TV on the Radio, Lush, Cocteau Twins, Fashionable English, The Mountain Goats, and a number of other others. His sensibility performed an infinite position within the public-facing aesthetic of the label, from his entrance to the label within the Eighties on. He produced the artwork for each Pixies album to date.
On his work with the Pixies, he advised Rolling Stone, “My start line would at all times be the music, studying the lyrics, speaking with the band. The pictures that [Frank Black] painted together with his lyrics actually struck a chord. His work is filled with unbelievable imagery that at all times appealed to me, and people have been concepts I used to be attempting to mirror with the packaging.”
See extra of his work under.