Nigerian graphic designer, fine artist and illustrator Ghariokwu Lemi occupies a unique position as the creative genius behind twenty-six of Fela‘s iconic album covers. Christened ‘The Artist’ by Kuti himself, the vivid social realism of Lemi’s works created between 1974 and 1993 provided a fitting visual accompaniment to the singer’s derisive anti-establishment lyrics with its cross of distorted collage, illustration and caricature.
Gilles Peterson With Special Guest Thom Yorke on BBC Radio 1
Tonight Gilles and Thom reunite for another back-to-back words and music session. They touch on all kinds of topics over the 2 hours, from his collaborations with Burial and Four Tet, and his side-project with Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, through to DJing at Low End Theory and forthcoming tour plans for Radiohead.
Thom drops a load of music from the new The King of Limbs Remix album, as well as an exclusive first play of a Jamie xx remix of Radiohead.
To whet your appetite, here’s a clip from the show, where Thom gives Gilles a literary recommendation.
The show goes out in it’s entirety, on Wednesday morning, 2-4am, on BBC Radio 1. You can listen here!
I recently collaborated with my best buddy @eve_lloyd_knight to create the poster campaign for the awesome @gillespeterson ’s Worldwideawards. Art Direction by @eve_lloyd_knight illustration by meeee (and a big thank you to @himynamesamy !!)