Vaughan Oliver is one of the most innovative and prolific album cover designers of the past thirty years. His signature work with 4AD Records helped secure the label's otherworldly image and launch a sucession of admirerers and imitators.
Oliver has created classic album covers for the Cocteau Twins, Ultra Vivid Scene, His Name Is Alive, Pixies, Throwing Muses, the Breeders, Lush, This Mortal Coil, Scott Walker, and Bush. His iconic use of typography, coupled with his stark imagery, reflected the somber and mysterious sounds emanating from what many considered the “golden era” of 4AD.
TV on the radio, the Breeders, David Lynch, Pixies