I’ve dug into collector and graphic artist Ian Harris’s rich archive again and turned up a brace of t-shirts he designed in the late 70s for Jasper, the eponymous London-based fashion label operated by entrepreneur Jasper Hamilton Holmes from showrooms in central London.
Harris reveals that the entrance to the space at 78 Chiltern Street was decorated with a mural by none other than the late graphics genius Barney Bubbles, who was of course better known for his association with music via designs for a host of artists from Hawkwind, Ian Dury and The Damned to Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe. Harris recalls a cricket match between a Jasper team and representatives from Stiff Records, where Bubbles had been art director and was at that time still a contributor.
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