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

ZTT 'A Radiant Obstacle...' advert, Blltz 12.83

‘A Radiant Obstacle In The Path Of The Obvious’ – a ZTT advert from Blitz

artist: Various title: A Radiant Obstacle In The Path Of The Obvious format: Blitz 1pg advert design: XLZTT photography: n/a cat. no: n/a date: 12/83 art of notes: notice that it mentions ‘selected and edited by Trevor Horn and…read more

‘How Is Art of Noise and Into Battle?’ – a NME (?) advert

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AJ Barratt: “So, I would just go out on a Saturday afternoon, go down to parts of London that I didn’t know and I’d just wander about, climb into things and take photos of things and mess about.”…read more

Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Relax' advert from Sounds 19.11.83

‘Frankie Is Going…! Why don’t you come…?’ – a Sounds ‘Relax’ advert

artist: Frankie Goes To Hollywood title: Relax format: Sounds 1/2 pg advert design: XLZTT photography: Anton Corbijn cat. no: ZTAS1 date: 19/11/83 art of notes: The photo was taken by Anton Corbijn and other images from the same…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 ad - Smash Hits 27.10 - 9.11.83 / No.1 magazine 29.10.83

‘Frankie Goes To Hollywood Have Come’ – a No.1 advert

artist: Frankie Goes To Hollywood title: Relax format: No.1 magazine 1/2 pg advert design: XLZTT photography: John Stoddart cat. no: ZTAS1 date: 29/10/83 art of notes: The photo was taken by John Stoddart from his second session with…read more

Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Relax' The Face 1 pg ad 11.83

‘We Can’t All Die In Bed’ – a ‘Relax’ advert from The Face

David Smart: “See, I was trying to be all tasteful there.” Was this before you got the Anne Yvonne Gilbert illustration? David Smart: “No, I think it was just a sideways thought because we’d have already done the…read more

Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Relax' 1pg NME ad 29.10.83

‘The Nineteen Inches’ – a NME ‘Relax’ advert

artist: Frankie Goes To Hollywood title: Relax format: NME full pg advert design: XLZTT photography: John Stoddart cat. no: ZTAS1 date: 29/10/83 art of notes: The photo was taken by John Stoddart from his second session with the…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

‘Going Everywhere!’ – a ‘Relax’ promo poster

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artist: Frankie Goes To Hollywood title: Relax format: A2 promotional poster design: XLZTT photography: John Stoddart cat. no: ZTAS1 date: 10/83 art of notes: The photo was taken by John Stoddart from his second session with the band,…read more