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Westworld LP

Theatre of Hate

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          title: Westworld LP
   artiste/band: Theatre of Hate
   record label: Burning Rome Records
         format: 12" LP (+ label & cassette cover)
   release date: 1982
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brief / approach

...working for the Theatre of Hate was a dream job - I got to do a long run of covers & posters for them right up to the early Spear of Destiny stuff  because Kirk Brandon and their manager Terry Razor really liked the first cover I did for them - Original Sin - and after that used to keep coming back and saying "can we have another cover like that - here's the new song/album title..." - being given free rein like that is a great compliment and really boosts your morale and gets the creative juices flowing...

...that effect shows up with the  Original Sin single & poster designs - where I first started to properly developed an unfettered, personal illustrative style that combined hand-drawn elements with collaged photo-mechanically done visual effects that  I was experimenting with using a studio process camera* - these techniques all came together for the Westworld cover - it helped that I, like Kirk, had seen the recent film and "did believe in the Westworld..! "

* please see this 'site's "Glossary' & 'Revealed' sections for explanations & further details...

backstory

...I'm very proud of designing the Theatre of Hate's logo and this is also one of the covers I'm most proud of - and seemingly highly-rated by record collectors amongst the ones I did...