Black Sabbath ‘Born Again’ Cover Designer Steve ‘Krusher’ Joule: “I sat back, shook my head and chuckled” – Depeche Mode – Mind Alive Magazine
Mutilador Fanzine: BORN AGAIN Artwork
The cover is by Steve ‘Krusher’ Joule; a Kerrang! designer who also worked on Ozzy Osbourne’s Speak of the Devil. It is based on a black-and-white photocopy of a photograph published in a 1968 magazine.
Steve ‘Krusher’ Joule:
“The one of the baby was actually the front cover of a 1968 magazine called Mind Alive. I took some black and white photocopies of the image that I overexposed, stuck the horns, nails, fangs into the equation, used the most outrageous color combination that acid could buy, bastardized a bit of the Olde English typeface, and I sat back, shook my head and chuckled.”
The same photograph was used for 12-inch versions of Depeche Mode’s “New Life” (1981).
BLACK SABBATH BORN AGAIN Released 7th august 1983. pic.twitter.com/0ELZhMJ1d1
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