July Skies, a series of album covers. Shown at the exhibition Swinging London, Á La Rampe d’Échirolles, avenue du 8 mai 1945, 38130 Échirolles, FRANCE. 12 December - 15 January 2004
The particular work chosen by Michel Bouvet for this international exhibition was commercial projects chosen under the criteria of being new, groundbreaking and experimental in terms of music design. The July Skies series and other album covers exhibited by Andersen as part of Swinging London have been seen and studied by thousands of design students and professional designers who visited the exhibition. Catalogues featuring work samples and biographies of the designers were sold in the exhibition shop. Also a film documentary featuring interviews of all the participating artists, shown at the gallery cinema were available to purchase on DVD.
The exhibition Swinging London was commissioned by Michel Bouvet, Odile Chambaut and Lyonel Maillot, assistance by Marie Houzard. Production by Marie-Édith Simonneaux. A total 17 designers / design studios were invited to represent the best of British contemporary music design.
The invited artists were: Martin Andersen, Jonathan Barnbrook, Big Active, Anthony Burill (Friendchip), Anton Corbijn, The Designers Republic, Form, Tom Hingston, Insect, LSD Studio, Julian Morey, Vaughan Oliver / v23, OneDotZero, Out Put, (Peter Saville, DVD interview only), Stylorouge (Rob O’Connor), Zip design, and Åbäke.
Michel Bouvet, Swinging London – Graphisme & Musique Aujourd’hui, Centre Du Graphisme, France, 2004 (ISBN: 2951917163).