Roger Dean

Artist + Designer + Architect + Publisher.
Born Aug 31, 1944

Roger Dean is an English artist, designer, architect, and publisher. He is best known for his work on posters and album covers for musicians, which he began painting in the late 1960s. The covers often feature exotic, fantasy landscapes. His work has sold more than sixty million copies world-wide.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on August 31, 1944.


1959 14 Years Old Dean was born in Ashford, Kent, but he spent most of his childhood moving around the world with his British Army father. The family returned to England in 1959 where he was educated at Ashford Grammar School. … Read More


1968 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, he graduated from the Royal College of Art in London where he was a student of Professor David Pye. … Read More


1985 40 Years Old Beginning in 1985 with the software company Psygnosis, Dean has been responsible for the cover artwork for several video games, including Shadow of the Beast, Tetris Worlds as well as a redesign of the Tetris logo. … Read More


2013 68 Years Old In 2013, Dean filed a legal action in U.S. District Court New York claiming that film director James Cameron was inspired by 14 of his original images in the making the 2009 blockbuster film Avatar. … Read More
2014 69 Years Old 1 More Event
Dean designed the now-classic Yes "bubble" logo, which first appeared on the album Close to the Edge, and continued to create covers for the band until as recently as 2014 (Heaven & Earth). … Read More
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