Sunday, March 05, 2017

Pop Focus: Alan Aldridge, illustrated

British illustrator Alan Aldridge, who died Feb. 16, created a bevy of graphic artworks that will forever be associated with the late 1960s and early 1970s, including, perhaps, most famously, his book "The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics.

Pop Culture Safari readers are also likely familiar with Aldridge's cover art for The Penguin Book of Comics. He did a lot more besides.

Here is a selection of some of his best:


  1. His style sort of reminded me of Terry Gilliam's. Apart from the cover, I was never too sure whether I liked his illustrations for the Penguin Book Of Comics, but that may have been because they were in black and white. I'd like to see a new edition with all of the illos in colour.

  2. Gilliam is the imitator there.