He crafted artwork for PIXIES, Cocteau Twins, and more...

Influential designer Vaughan Oliver has died, it has been confirmed.

The designer was drawn into the orbit of 4AD in 1980, tasked with creating visual representation for their seminal canon.

Responding with moments of sheer genius, it was Vaughan Oliver who steered the artwork for releases by Cocteau Twins, PIXIES, The Breeders, Throwing Muses, and so many more.

When Cocteau Twins guitarist Simon Raymonde formed his own label Bella Union, he turned to Vaughan Oliver, who worked on a number of the label's projects.

News of Vaughan Oliver's passing was confirmed a few hours ago.


4AD founder Ivo Watts-Russell has penned a full tribute to his friend and collaborator.

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