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TheBoneRanger

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Purple Rain cover art designer on Van Halen podcast

Dave & Dave Unchained Van Halen podcast

"Album cover artist Jay Vigon talks about working with David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar designing their solo album covers plus doing album cover artwork for many other artists such as Tom Petty, Quiet Riot, Prince, Fleetwood Mac and Bon Jovi to name a few."

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The interview is at the end of the podcast and they only talk briefly about the Purple Rain cover art. Basically he says that he didn't meet Prince and that Prince had no involvement in the design. He said that he created the font alphabet at Warner Brothers' request and he's aware that the font is used quite often.

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Also, his wife, Margo Nahas, designed Van Halen's 1984 album cover art, so he and his wife are responsible for two of the most iconic album covers ever from two of the most iconic albums ever produced which, incidentally, were also in direct competition with each other rockin' the charts in the year 1984. He just kind of laughs this off when the Daves bring that fact to his attention. I get the feeling that Jay and his wife don't think too much about it.

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I'd like to hear more from him about the Purple Rain design. Perhaps Podcast Juice and/or Peach and Black can get an interview with him.

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Episode 28: Go Inside the Mind of Eddie Van Halen

https://www.spreaker.com/...eunchained

[Edited 5/6/18 22:22pm]

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Reply #1 posted 05/15/18 7:48am

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Thank U

He's done some historically iconic album covers for sure

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Thank U

He's done some historically iconic album covers for sure

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U're welcome.

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