Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes The Art of Alan Aldridge

The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes

The Art of Alan Aldridge


Price: $37.50

  • Publication Date: March 1, 2009
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Trim Size: 8 58 x 11
  • ISBN: 9780810905962
  • Page Count: 240
  • Illustrations: 421 four-color illustrations
  • Rights: North America

Over the course of his 40-year career, Alan Aldridge has been the design guru for the Beatles; a designer of gigs and album covers for the Rolling Stones, Elton John, the Who, Cream, and Led Zeppelin; the target of police prosecution for his notorious Chelsea Girls poster; the author of the bestselling children's book The Butterfly Ball; and a graphic designer for the Hard Rock Cafe, the House of Blues, and the New York Times.

Here is the definitive visual survey of the art of Alan Aldridge, whose signature style came to define the Psychedelic Era for a generation, and for generations to come. The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes charts Aldridge's extraordinary life with extraordinary images, giving the complete portrait of a graphic genius who fully expressed the spirit of his time.

Brimming with the very best tripped-out, pulsating illustrations and designs culled from all corners of his varied body of work, the resulting visual feat will astonish and delight fans of all ages.

About the author

Alan Aldridge was raised in London's East End. His inimitable and unmistakable work is widely regarded as the main exponent of psychedelic graphic style. Among his bestselling publications are The Pengiun Book of Comics; The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics; The Butterfly Ball;  and The Gnole, a novel. He is a double Grammy and Emmy nominee and now lives in Los Angeles.