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Hugh Syme

Hugh Syme

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Hugh Syme
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Hugh Syme is a graphic artist best known as the man responsible for all but the first 2 of Rush's album cover art. He also created Rush's famous starman logo, though he never imagined the band would use it, nor that it would gain such international recognizably as their main logo. He collaborated with Ian Thomas as both keyboardist and songwriter from 1973 to 1980, eventually leading to his ...


1976 2112 Keyboards (track 5)
1980 Permanent Waves Piano (track 5)
1981 Moving Pictures Keyboards (track 6)


2004 Window Dressing Keyboards
2008 Fly Paper Keyboards

Byron Nemeth

2007 The Force Within Art direction, Cover art, Design

Damn the Machine

1993 Damn the Machine Art direction, Design

Dream Theater

2005 Octavarium Artwork
2007 Systematic Chaos Artwork
2008 Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) (Compilation) Artwork
2008 Chaos in Motion 2007 - 2008 (Video) Artwork
2008 Chaos in Motion 2007 - 2008 (Live album) Artwork
2009 Black Clouds & Silver Linings Artwork
2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events Cover art
2013 Dream Theater Artwork


2003 Synergy Cover art

Fates Warning

1989 Perfect Symmetry Art direction, Design
1991 Parallels Design, Art direction
1994 Inside Out Cover Art, Art direction, design


2010 Eyewitness of Life Cover art

Iron Maiden

1995 The X Factor Cover art, Art Direction, Design, Digital Illustration

Kick Axe

1985 Welcome to the Club Cover art


1992 Countdown to Extinction Art direction, Design
1994 Youthanasia Art Direction, Design, Digital Illustration
1997 Cryptic Writings Design, Art direction
2001 The World Needs a Hero Artwork
2014 Countdown to Extinction / Rust in Peace (Compilation) Art direction, Design


1994 Promised Land Cover art
1997 Hear in the Now Frontier Artwork
2007 Sign of the Times: The Best of Queensrÿche (Compilation) Artwork
2009 American Soldier Design, Artwork

Quiet Riot

1986 QR III Cover art
1988 QR Cover art


1975 Caress of Steel Cover art
1976 2112 Cover art
1976 All the World's a Stage (Live album) Cover art
1977 A Farewell to Kings Cover art
1978 Hemispheres Cover art
1980 Permanent Waves Cover Art, Art Direction, Cover Concept
1981 Moving Pictures Design, Cover art, Cover concept
1981 Exit... Stage Left (Live album) Cover art
1982 Signals Artwork, Cover concept, Design
1984 Grace Under Pressure Art direction, Cover art
1985 Power Windows Cover art, Art direction
1986 Grace Under Pressure Tour (Video) Creative Director
1987 Hold Your Fire Cover art
1988 A Show of Hands (Live album) Cover art
1989 Presto Cover art
1990 Chronicles (Compilation) Layout
1991 Roll the Bones Cover art
1993 Counterparts Design, Cover art, Art direction
1996 Test for Echo Cover art, Digital illustration, Art direction
1997 Retrospective I (Compilation) Art direction
1997 Retrospective II (Compilation) Cover art, Art direction
1998 Different Stages * Live (Live album) Cover art, Design, Art direction
2002 Vapor Trails Cover art, Art direction
2003 The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 (Compilation) Cover art
2003 Rush in Rio (Video) Cover art, Design, Art direction
2004 Feedback (EP) Art direction, Design, Artwork
2005 R30: 30th Anniversary World Tour (Video) Cover art
2006 Gold (Compilation) Cover art
2006 Replay x3 (Boxed set) Cover art
2007 Snakes & Arrows Design, Illustrations, Artwork
2008 Snakes & Arrows Live (Live album) Art direction, Cover art, Design
2008 Snakes & Arrows Live (Video) Cover art
2009 Retrospective 3 (Compilation) Cover art
2009 Working Men (Compilation) Artwork
2010 Caravan (Single) Art Direction, Design, Horologist
2011 Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (Live album) Artwork
2012 Clockwork Angels Art direction, Design, Illustrations
2013 The Studio Albums 1989-2007 (Boxed set) Cover art
2013 Clockwork Angels Tour (Video) Art direction, Desing, Illustrations
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1999 Presents of Mind Design, Artwork
2004 Window Dressing Artwork, Design, Photography
2012 Off the Floor (Live album) Cover art
2014 Off The Floor 2 (Live album) Cover art
2016 Pretending 2 Run Artwork
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