Brian Cannon "Space Echo" The Verve A1 Print, 1997
Brian Cannon is a British graphic designer, art director, photographer, band manager and music video director. He is best known for his Microdot graphic design company and its work in the 1990s, which created the album cover for Oasis' record breaking debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994.
Two of Cannon's record sleeve designs — Definitely Maybe (Oasis) and This Is Music (The Verve) — featured in Q magazine's "The Hundred Best Record Covers Of All Time". He is noted for his grandiose, ridiculously time-consuming photo shoots and has produced a number of record sleeves for UK number one albums, including Urban Hymns (The Verve) and 1977 (Ash), along with two further Oasis albums — (What's The Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now.
The Space Echo itself was a piece of equipment used by The Verve. The device records incoming audio to a loop of magnetic tape, then replays the audio over a series of several playback heads before it is erased again by new incoming audio.
The sticker on the front of the machine which reads ‘The creative answer - The Verve’ originally read ‘The creative answer - Roland’.
Image Dimensions: 23.6 x 33 in (60 x 84 cm)
Printed in the North of England onto 250 gsm silk art paper
This print carries the Microdot embossed stamp, is dated and personally signed by The Verve designer Brian Cannon