Thursday, 10 May 2018

Do not buy the Black Album

My take on the famous withdrawal of Prince's Black Album in 1987.
It was eventually released in 1994 after a 7 year delay.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Warner Brothers v NPG Adverts

A brilliant set of adverts created by Warner Brothers and NPG Records.
The first one is a WB advert promoting the new Prince album, the second is Prince's response from his own record company NPG Records.
I re-created these adverts as I could not find a decent version of them on the internet.
Enjoy O+>.
© Advert content copyright Warner Brothers & NPG Records 1993.
© Above artwork copyright Mark Allison 2018.

Superfunkycalifragisexy T-Shirt

I created a new T-Shirt based on the song from Prince's legendary Black Album.
Take a look at the alternate colour letters... what do you see?

© Design copyright Mark Allison 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Prince 7 T-shirt

I designed some t-shirts combining the Love symbol and a number 7.
Prince has a long association with the number 7 and it appears in many of his songs.

Prince 7 - Cover design

An alternative 12" vinyl cover design...

Monday, 8 January 2018

Prince Experience UK - T-Shirt

Click below to purchase

Monday, 13 November 2017

Prince Love Symbol - Origin & History

Prince first used a version of the famous 'Love Symbol' in 1982 on the cover of the 1999 album - and it came into prominence in the 1984 film Purple Rain. But where did it come from...?
Somebody was definitely influenced by alchemy symbols as there are exact copies of this logo going back to the 15th century (see below). It is the alchemy symbol for "Copiapite" a mineral.
I thought it was interesting that the alchemy symbol that represents Prince - "cOPIApiTE" contains the word "opiate" which is what lead to the artists untimely death.
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