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  • davidwills 3:49 pm on November 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1980, , , , , , , promo, proof, , ,   

    Barney Bubbles – Got Proof? 

    Welcome again readers to the magic theatre of Barney Bubbles. Here for the first time ever – and for your continued viewing delight – we have a previously hidden treasure, gather ’round as I explain… Shown above on the left is a rare proof of a poster Barney designed for Elvis Costello’s LP ‘Get Happy’ in 1980. See how it uses yellow, red and black; an early colour test (printed in small numbers and not even trimmed) later abandoned in favour of the main print run’s orange, mauve and black. No longer just an X on the map, but found, dug up and shared!

    Images kindly donated by Barney historians R&M.

    • Willi 8:05 pm on December 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      never a dull bub ble

  • davidwills 4:27 pm on April 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1980, , , , , , , , Sticker, ,   

    MASSIVE Barney Bubbles rare art scoop: clues to the mysteries 


    RandM¬†writng: Here is the original cassette release for Elvis Costello’s ‘Get Happy’, designed by Barney Bubbles in 1980. the artwork is entirely different to the LP artwork which you showed in an earlier post.

    • rebecca and mike 5:54 pm on April 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      the make-up was a nice discovery when we opened this cassette up for the first time. the comment on the eyebrow pencil is particularly resonant:

      lowbrow, not eyebrow (eyebrow highbrow geddit?)

      this seems to be another Barney Bubbles line along the lines of ‘Elitism is the curse of…’

    • David Lowbrow 1:40 pm on April 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Four eyes on there too — reference to Costello’s trademark look I wonder?

    • rebecca and mike 9:03 pm on April 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      we had never sussed the ‘eyes’ bit, but think you just hit the nail on the head there. nice!

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