Collaboration With Passion
We even pitched ideas for the Olympics and to Paul McCartney!
Jubilee Graphics was wound-up in May of 1981! It was a shock when it happened, but not a complete surprise, because without growth, the company had stayed very personal and close.
We also occupied large west end offices - the old Rocket Records building, so the whole situation was artificial, and it was just too complicated to carry on!
I had bought my first house in London, moved from Cambridge, Art directed, Designed, Illustrated and met quite a few Music Business Legends in the Process! But it was a good time to move on!
79 Idlecombe Road, Tooting, was a fabulous little maisonette, and I paid £18,750 for it in 1978.I sanded the floors and wired the lights etc. I commuted every weekend to paint and renovate the whole place.This journey cost nothing, as John Reid Enterprises had bought me a yearly season ticket from Cambridge to London.
It house had an outside loo which had to be incorporated inside.I had all the doors stripped and even had a dining table and a double bed on wheels, made especially for me by the local wood shop.
I was tipped off about a small agency devoted to Music Business Marketing and Design!! Perfect!! No problems getting a job in the 80's then!
The company was called M.T.I. and I worked in Bond Street, so not a million miles from Soho.
My duties were exactly the same as before although the structure was a bit more rigid having a boss in a suit etc!
I was still drawing in 1981, but didn’t have much time to draw at M.T.I. we were encouraged to use picture library photos mostly, for the hundreds of budget albums we designed there!
Most of the clients were budget Record Labels and we worked with a lot of Picture Libraries.