Amazing designer Rosław Szaybo who designed the artwork to JUDAS PRIEST “British Steel” LP is back in the heavy metal game. He recently designed an artwork for Scream Maker, a metal crew from Poland. The artwork will be used in the cover for “Livin’ in the Past” LP, the band’s debut album (worldwide release: April 8, Perris Records).
Rosław Szaybo is a Polish painter, photographer and cover designer who graduated in 1961 at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, mentored by Wojciech Fangor and Henryk Tomaszewski. In the recent years 80-years old Szaybo has been mainly engaged in designing posters for theaters and live music shows and he rarely cooperated in making CD covers. But this man is the legend in this business. After graduating from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw he emigrated to London where he quickly became the chief artistic director in CBS Records (now Columbia Records), one of the biggest record company in the world. He is the author of CD covers for artists like Miles Davis, Elton John, Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana or The Clash. But the most recognizable artwork he has ever done was for the JUDAS PRIEST “British Steel” LP. The famous hand holding a razor blade is now considered a milestone in this field of art.