‘Ban It, Burn It, Bait It…’ – a ‘Relax’ Record Mirror / NME advert

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Paul Morley: “At the time, I was battling with a guy called Dave Robinson who’d come from Stiff Records to run Island Records and I remember I’d done a ‘Relax’ ad and their art department had put a…read more

‘The Mix That Never Sleeps’ – a ‘Relax’ Promo poster

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artist: Frankie Goes To Hollywood title: Relax format: 51cm x 35cm promotional poster design: XLZTT illustration: Anne Yvonne Gilbert cat. no: ZTAS1 date: 01/84 art of notes: This was, as far as I can tell, a promo poster…read more

Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’ 7″ picture disc

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What was your thinking behind this composition …? Did they give you free rein to interpret the piece? Anne Yvonne Gilbert: “I had free rein – it was great, I had my model Caroline and we just used…read more

Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’ (30th Anniversary 12″)

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artist: Frankie Goes To Hollywood title: Relax (30th Anniversary) format: 12″ single design: Philip Marshall after XLZTT photography: John Stoddart and Anne Yvonne Gilbert illustration: Anne Yvonne Gilbert cat. no: SALVOTWS01 date: 14/02/14 art of notes: Philip Marshall…read more

The original drawing for the 'Relax' cover by Yvonne Gilbert

One March Wednesday – an interview with Anne Yvonne Gilbert

Yvonne Gilbert (she’s since dropped the ‘Anne‘) is not a hard woman to track down. Her website is full on examples of her work, largely comprised of children’s book illustrations. She is one of the most prolific and…read more

Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’ 12″ single

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Paul Morley: “…with Frankie, ‘Relax’, Frankie already had that image ‘cos a friend of their had done it (Anne Yvonne Gilbert). I wanted to put a pornographic novel on the back of the 12″. I remember reading it…read more

Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’ 7″ single

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Anne Yvonne Gilbert: “My women are always in charge – I don’t think I’ve ever produced an image where they aren’t. When Holly needed an image in a hurry I showed him a few of the Men Only…read more