THE BEATLES - ALBUM COVER DESIGNS
Richard Hamilton -The Beatles White Album Cover Design
In one of Richard Hamilton's last filmed interviews, he tells the story of how he designed the Beatles White Album cover. The previous Beatles record, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover was designed by the English Pop Artist, Peter Blake. which is packed full of Blake’s now iconic imagery. Together with Paul McCartney, they decided that the next Beatles cover should be the total opposite of the Sgt Pepper’s design, and Richard created a minimalist white double cover sleeve. The Beatles record label, EMI had concerns, but Paul McCartney, who commissioned Richard, persuaded EMI to allow the design to go ahead.
The Beatles White Album is probably the first album to be known by the cover design and not the actual name of the album, which is simply, “The Beatles”.
Peter Blake - The Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band