Story Guys
Episode 39 - Van Halen vs the 1984 smoking cherub
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The guys take on a listener letter and end up exploring the world of album art: it’s origins, a married couple who created a ton of it, and how the iconic 1984 album cover came to be.

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SHOW NOTES:

The Margo interview about 1984: https://www.coverourtracks.com/single-post/2016/06/27/margo-nahas-on-her-iconic-cover-for-van-halens-1984

The Music Is My Life podcast episode with Jay and Margo: https://musicismylife.libsyn.com/058-margo-nahas-and-jay-vigon

2017 profile: https://dsmmagazine.com/2017/06/27/double-time/

Mainframe Studios: mainframestudios.org/blog/in-the-news-mainframe-artists-jay-vigon-and-margo-nahas-experience-a-surge-in-local-fame/

Alex Steinweiss book: https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/music/all/45495/facts.alex_steinweiss_the_inventor_of_the_modern_album_cover.htm

Illustration Chronicle piece on Alex Steinweiss: https://illustrationchronicles.com/Alex-Steinweiss-and-the-World-s-First-Record-Cover

Vanity Fair piece on Sticky Fingers: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/04/the-man-who-made-the-most-notorious-album-art-of-1971