John Squire’s covers for Penguin Decades

The Stone Roses’ guitarist always seemed more comfortable with his role as a designer than a rock’n’roll axeman. And with a Roses’ reunion about as likely as Ian Brown getting a British Airways frequent flyer card, Squire is busying himself on other projects, including the work he’s been doing for Penguin’s Decades series.

The company has asked four artists to design covers for landmark novels of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, with Peter Blake, Allen Jones and Zandra Rhodes joining Squire on design duties. All five have produced highly collectible pieces, but for me, it’s the work of the mop-topped Mancunian that shines brightest.

Still doesn’t excuse The Seahorses though.

Find out more about project here.

Tip: Creative Review


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