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Picture yourself in a bar on a building: Alan Aldridge at the Tip

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A couple of quotes about Alan Aldridge from The New York Times:

“He designed posters for the Rolling Stones; was best friends with Jimi Hendrix; and served as the creative director for the original Hard Rock Cafe…; he even penned a best-seller… Back in the 1960s, Aldridge was as deified in the world of graphic design as the Fab Four were in music. John Lennon even appointed Aldridge the group’s official design consultant.”

“In addition… he was known for his 1968 poster for Andy Warhol’s film Chelsea Girls, in which he transformed a woman’s naked body into a veritable Chelsea Hotel… [and] produced psycho-surreal images for the Rolling Stones, the Who and Elton John (the cover of the 1975 album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy).”

And that’s not even half the story. But we couldn’t be more excited to say he’ll be telling more of it this June 19 at Duncan/Channon’s sixth Toast of the Tip event, where he will also be autographing copies of his new memoir/art anthology, The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes. As his Beatle bosses once put it: a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

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