Shusei Nagaoka.

This weekend I bought Space’s “Just Blue” album mainly for its great cover art. Well, that and the killer disco cut “My Love Is Music” with Madeline Bell on vocals. With the help of google I discovered that the artist behind the artwork, Shusei Nagaoka is far from a stranger in my collection. Some of my favourite albums are wrapped in his illustrations. He has worked for Rose Royce, Bobby Lyle, Shalamar, Parlet, Maze, Earth, Wind & Fire, Space, Caldera, Sun, Electric Light Orchestra and many more. Most of you will know his work from his iconic covers for Earth, Wind & Fire’s “All ‘n All” and “Raise!” albums. Always futuristic and very detailed. Adding another reason to buy records to my already ridiculously vast spectrum, haha.