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LA graphic designer, Lawrence Azerrad, talks us through his favourite examples of Concorde design
The EconoMIST - 1843 Magazine
When Concorde was the Future- Fifty years ago, the world’s first supersonic aircraft was preparing to take its maiden flight. It would become the ultimate symbol of the jet-set lifestyle
It was the most famous plane in the world – a miracle jet reserved for the rich and famous which inspired, and still inspires, millions more. One of those is Lawrence Azerrad whose obsession with all things Concorde has now become a book, Supersonic, the definitive design celebration of the jet.
Madeleine Morley spoke to him about how and why Concorde captured his soul.
raphic designer Lawrence Azerrad, a native of Los Angeles, grew up drawing pictures and fighting the inferiority complex that comes with being a “normal” in the city of stars. Since then he’s designed iconic album covers like Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, won a Grammy for the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition box set, and authored & designed a book, Supersonic, about the fabulous style of Concorde. Turns out having his head in the clouds, playing amongst the stars, is right where he belongs. Listen:
Eye ON DESIGN
A Message From Earth is a Mindblowingly Comprehensive Creative Response to The Voyager Golden Record - An ambitious + optimistic homage to outerspace.
Thank You... We really wouldn't be here without you.
2018 Grammy Award for Best Boxed Set/Special Package
It was a journey that started well over 40 years ago, that has spanned over 13.5 billion miles, and was sparked by the imagination that reflects the best of humanity. The Golden Record attached to the Voyager space craft are the only human made objects ever to leave our Solar System. They are still traveling at about 35,000 miles per hour, and scientists at JPL are still in touch with them. The gold plated records attached to each of the two Voyager probes contain a message from our civilization to others who may find them, and to us. A message that in looking at the music of humanity, our languages, our cultures, and our natural world, we can see our ideal selves. With Ozma Records, Tim Daly and David Pescovitz, we worked to honor the legacy and vision of the original project in the book and boxed set that we created.
We are extremely honored to receive the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Boxed Set/Special Package.
THE NEW YORKER
I dedicated our Grammy win to the late Chuck Berry, who we lost this year, and is immortalized forever on the Voyager Golden Record, traveling deep in interstellar space. Amanda Petrusich writes about the dedication in The New Yorker's Culture Desk:
THE NEW YORK TIMES
NY Times - Music for Aliens: Campaign Aims to Reissue Carl Sagan's Golden Record
Mean't for Space Aliens, Earthlings Get to Hear Voyager Golden Record
Billboard: New Box Set Will Recreate the Golden Documentation of Humanity we Sent into Space
40 Years after NASA Launched Voyager 1 and 2, it's Golden Record is Getting a Box Set
The Wilco Towers: How 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' Redefined the Chicago Skyline
EYE ON DESIGN
The Design + Music Industries are BFFs -- They Just Don't Know it Yet
Home Listening : Voyager's Golden Record