Alex Cooke

Piratespace sleeve design

Piratespace album sleeve design


Sigue Sigue Sputnik's mix of big hair, PVC, Blade Runner, Donna Summer and Marc Bolan totally caught my imagination as a teenager. They also made the most lovingly-crafted record sleeves, which really appealed to the aspiring designer in me. Long after their eighties heyday, in 2000 I started experimenting with 3D and produced this sleeve design for their latest album Piratespace - in the end it wasn't used but it was great fun to do. I also reworked their classic SSS logo in 3D, which you can see below - it looks very nineties now, but looked great emblazoned on T-shirts!

Sketch by Martin Degville

Alien image supplied by Tony James

Some inspiration!

Sigue Sigue Sputnik logo

Sigue Sigue Sputnik logo (1999)

Here's the original and best from 1986!
(Tony James / Bill Smith Studio)

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