LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Title Lifetime Achievement Agency Brian Cannon
Brian Cannon is a British graphic designer, art director, photographer, band manager and music video director. He is best known for his Microdot graphic design company and its work in the 1990s, which created the album cover for Oasis' record breaking debut album, Definitely Maybe, in 1994. Two of Cannon's record sleeve designs?Definitely Maybe and "This Is Music" ?featured in Q magazine's "100 Best Record Covers Of All Time" list published in 2001. He is noted for "his grandiose, ridiculously time-consuming (photo) shoots", and has produced a number of record sleeves for UK number one albums, including Urban Hymns (The Verve) and 1977 (Ash), along with two further Oasis albums?(What's The Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now. He has also designed record sleeves for Ruthless Rap Assassins, Suede and Super Furry Animals, and is the former manager of the now-defunct Scottish experimental rock group, The Beta Band.
He is currently (2011) celebrating 21 years since the establishment of Microdot and alongside his work for the music industry & corporate sectors regularly lectures at British universities.
The Annual Design Awards would like to thank Brian for his outstanding contribution to the industry, long may it continue. - Wikipedia
I am honoured and flattered that you think so highly of my work as to give me this award, I am genuinely touched.- Brian Cannon