Graphic Designer and Artist David Storey Visits Itchen

Creative Arts Academy

Renowned graphic designer and artist David Storey who has designed vinyl sleeves for the likes of the Specials, Blondie and Norman Cook came into Itchen College on Tuesday 5th June to give a talk to art and music students.

David spent fifteen years working for record labels after leaving Middlesex University in 1976. Starting at Elton John’s Rocket Record Company and then Chrysalis Records. He then went on to design the iconic black and white chequerboard design used the 2 Tone Record label rounded by the Specials.

David started his talk by sharing some of his latest paintings with students before going back in time to look at the other work he has completed during his career including his time working freelance as a designer when he created the logo for Barclays Bank and Iceland food stores.

He told stories of his time working alongside Jerry Dammers of the Specials and Norman Cook before he became Fatboy Slim.

The artist then answered some of the students’ questions including where he gets his inspiration from and why he never paints from photos he has taken himself.

We would like to thank David for taking time to come in and speak to students and hopefully inspiring our future artists.