Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Early Maiden

When I was a kid I was obsessed with Iron Maiden. I still like the band to this day and still admire the artwork. The artist is Derek Riggs and he has a new book out. Run For Cover: The Art Of Derek Riggs
The art on these first six covers are untouchable. The first four have that iconic letterhead, in bold red and white. I remember being kind of bummed when they changed it. They are just so damn iconic.
The only other bands to have a similar string of great album cover art I can think of are Kiss and Motorhead.
Hats off to Derek Riggs.