In an honour ususally bestowed upon Movie and Pop stars, GQ Magazine has made Paul Normansell Man of the Month saying: "Now regarded as one of the most innovative young artists in the world" and "Brandon Flowers commissioned the artist to design the sleeve of his band's third album; MTV voted it the finest cover of the decade and Rolling Stone called it the best art of 2008." The legendary photographer David Bailey took the photograph of Paul, just before shooting Prince Harry!
See Paul Normansell's works here: www.agallery.co.uk/gallery/paul_normansell.php
Out of all the album covers in the world Rolling Stone readers voted Paul Normansell's No.1
The Killers, commissioned Paul Normansell to do the artwork for their album "Day and Age" and single "Human" after seeing our article in GQ magazine. The Killers loved the paintings Paul did for them so much that they based their video for "Human" around his work which has been seen by tens of millions of people!
Rolling Stone called it The Best Album Art of 2008.
The Wikipedia on the album and single are here:
Day and Age: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_&_Age Human: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_(The_Killers_song)
And you can see the video on The Killers site: www.thekillers.co.uk
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Best Album Artwork The Cure – '4:13 Dream' Guillemots – 'Red' The Killers – 'Day & Age' Muse – 'HAARP' We Are Scientists – 'Brain Thrust Mastery'
The biggest selling newspaper in Britain, The Sun, said this about Paul Normansell: www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2464507/Celeb-portraits-are-spot-on.html
GQ writes about Paul Normansell's Kate Moss portrait in our show "Go Figure".
It was this article that the manager of The Killers saw, who commissioned him for their next albums artwork.
The London Paper put Paul Normansell's Kate Moss 8 next to a £28m Monet which sold that day, and mentioned our show. It was this article the Head of Global Marketing for Rimmell saw and commissioned him to do a work for their lobby.