Saturday, 9 January 2010

Put a stamp on Swanton Morley sleeve maker

The attractive village of Swanton Morley, just the other side of Dereham, is perhaps best known locally as the home to the army's Light Dragoons and their Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance tracked transport, of which signs warn locals.

The village was also the base, however, of a graphic designer whose work any 40 something rocker, cross dresser or not, would recognise. Terry Pastor colourised an original photograph, taken near to the studio of photographer Brian Ward in London, to create the cover of Bowie's 'Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'. Terry's work has been chosen to celebrate the late lamented foot square art for a range of Royal Mail stamps. Terry is now self exiled in Suffolk, a sin I'm sure we can forgive him after producing such iconic art for the masses.

1 comment:

  1. As for the Light Dragoons. It was a bit unexpecter to discover the new meaning of the word "cavalry".