Barney Bubbles’ work in French exhibition this summer


//4 x 12" colour variants, back cover, My Aim Is True, Elvis Costello, Stiff Records, 1977.//

Selected works by Barney Bubbles will appear in  this summer’s group exhibition about the visual language of music, White Noise: Quand le graphisme fait du bruit (When graphics make the noise) at the 23rd International Poster & Graphic Design Festival in Chaumont, France, from May 26 to June 10.

White Noise is being put together by Sophie Demay and Étienne Hervy, the Chaumont festival artistic director and former editor of French graphics magazine Etapes, and includes contributions from a number of contemporary graphic artists – read more here.


//Back cover + outer bag, Oora, Edgar Broughton Band, Harvest, 1973.//


//Front covers, clockwise from bottom left: Neat Neat Neat, The Damned, Stiff, 1977; Damned Damned Damned, The Damned, Stiff, 1977; Boogie On The Street, Lew Lewis, Stiff, 1976 (not Barney Bubbles design); Save The Wail, Lew Lewis Reformer, Stiff, 1979; One Chord Wonders, The Adverts, Stiff, 1977; Whole Wide World, Wreckless Eric, Stiff, 1977.//

Here are some more of Sophie’s shots taken during a recent run-through of potential exhibits:


//3 x 7" variants, New Amsterdam, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, F-Beat, 1980 (with Sophie's heavily annotated copy of Reasons To Be Cheerful).//


//UK + US editions, inner + label of Musical Shapes, Carlener Carter, F-Beat, 1980.//


//Ian Dury back covers from left: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Stiff 1977; What A Waste reissue, Stiff, 1981; Jukebox Dury, Stiff, 1981.//


//12" outer + inner of A Case Of The Shakes, Dr Feelgood, UA, 1980.//


//Glastonbury Fayre label, Revelations, 1972.//


Cover, packaging + inserts, Revelations: A Musical Anthology For Glastonbury Fayre, Revelations, 1972.//


//Booklet on sleeve, The Future Now, Peter Hammill, Charisma, 1978.//


//Booklet, In Blissful Company, Quintessence, Island, 1969.//


//12" outer + inner, "Dream Kid", Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, Island, 1973.//


//2 x music press ads for album release Frogs, Sprouts Clogs And Krauts and tour dates by The Rumour, 1979.//

Read about White Noise here.

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