Michael Manoogian

Logo Design


George Harrison

1976. ­I did many hand lettering projects for Bob Cato, including this one for George Harrison. Bob was the consummate artist, ­both fine artist and graphic designer. He was the design director at CBS Records in NY in the 60s and helped usher in the Golden Age of album cover design.

For this one he went to George’s estate in England to photograph him and the estate. Several of these were used on the inside of the gatefold album package. After the photo shoot, Harrison then drove Bob back to the airport. On the way, he took some shots of George just for the fun of it—single shots, double exposures, just shooting and talking as George drove. As it turned out Bob liked these so much he used one of the double exposures for the cover. Nice things happen when you’re having fun!