John Kosh

Profile:
Art director, album cover designer, graphic artist, and documentary producer/director.

After designing for the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera House in the 1960s, Kosh moved on to becoming Art Director of "Art & Artists Magazine" through which he met The Beatles. Soon, he was hired as Creative Director for Apple Records, being responsible for design, promotion and publicity for its clientele. In 1969, Kosh handled the "War Is Over" campaign for John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Moving to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, he designed work for various artists including: Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Carole King, Randy Newman, Pointer Sisters, Richard Pryor, Ringo Starr, Linda Ronstadt, Electric Light Orchestra, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Spinal Tap and James Taylor.

Kosh has garnered seven Grammy nominations and won three for his work with Linda Ronstadt. In 2009, the British Post Office (Royal Mail) issued commemorative stamps recognizing the Beatles and their album covers. Two of them were Kosh's: The Beatles - Abbey Road and The Beatles - Let It Be.
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John Kosh - Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album art The Plastic Ono Band The Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace In Toronto 1969 (Album) Apple Records, Apple Records US 1969 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions album art John Lennon And Yoko Ono* John Lennon And Yoko Ono* - Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions (Album) Zapple US 1969 Sell This Version
1813 John Kosh - Cold Turkey / Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow) album art Plastic Ono Band* Plastic Ono Band* - Cold Turkey / Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)(7", Single, Scr) Apple Records 1813 US 1969 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Give Peace A Chance / Remember Love album art Plastic Ono Band* Plastic Ono Band* - Give Peace A Chance / Remember Love (Single) Apple Records, Apple Records Germany 1969 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Wedding Album album art John Ono Lennon And Yoko Ono Lennon* John Ono Lennon And Yoko Ono Lennon* - Wedding Album (Album) Apple Records US 1969 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Ireland album art John Keating Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Chorus John Keating Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Chorus - Ireland London Records US 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Also Sprach Zarathustra album art Richard Strauss - Henry Lewis, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* Richard Strauss - Henry Lewis, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Album) London Records France 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - The Planets album art Holst* - Bernard Herrmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra* Holst* - Bernard Herrmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra* - The Planets (Album) London Records Spain 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - The North Wind Blew South album art Philamore Lincoln Philamore Lincoln - The North Wind Blew South (Album) Epic US 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Winds Of Change album art The Olive Branch The Olive Branch - Winds Of Change (Album) Decca UK 1970 Sell This Version
PFS 4218 John Kosh - Symphony In D Minor album art Stokowski*, César Franck, Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra* Stokowski*, César Franck, Hilversum Radio Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony In D Minor(LP) Decca PFS 4218 UK 1970 Sell This Version
CS.6670 John Kosh - Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture / Romeo And Juliet album art Tchaikovsky*, Los Angeles Philharmonic*, Zubin Mehta Tchaikovsky*, Los Angeles Philharmonic*, Zubin Mehta - Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture / Romeo And Juliet(LP, Album) London Records CS.6670 US 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - The Latin Splendor Of Werner Müller album art Werner Müller And His Orchestra* Werner Müller And His Orchestra* - The Latin Splendor Of Werner Müller (Album) Decca France 1969 Sell This Version
John Kosh - At Home album art Lambert And Nuttycombe Lambert And Nuttycombe - At Home (Album) A&M Records US 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Beaucoups Of Blues album art Ringo Starr Ringo Starr - Beaucoups Of Blues (Album) Apple Records, Apple Records US 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - McGuinness Flint album art McGuinness Flint McGuinness Flint - McGuinness Flint (Album) Capitol Records Canada 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Let It Be album art The Beatles The Beatles - Let It Be (Album) Apple Records Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Doris Troy album art Doris Troy Doris Troy - Doris Troy (Album, EP) Apple Records US 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert album art The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert (Album) Decca UK 1970 Sell This Version
AMLS 997 Lambert And Nuttycombe Lambert And Nuttycombe - At Home(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records AMLS 997 UK 1970 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Those Were The Days album art Ted Heath And His Orchestra Ted Heath And His Orchestra - Those Were The Days (Album) London Records Canada 1971 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Fearless album art Family (6) Family (6) - Fearless (Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records US 1971 Sell This Version
SP 44174, SP 44175, 2 BSP 24 John Kosh - The Return Of James Bond In Diamonds Are Forever And Other Secret Agent Themes album art Roland Shaw And His Orchestra* Roland Shaw And His Orchestra* - The Return Of James Bond In Diamonds Are Forever And Other Secret Agent Themes(2xLP, Album) London Records, London Records, London Records SP 44174, SP 44175, 2 BSP 24 US 1971 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Who's Next album art The Who The Who - Who's Next (Album) Track Record UK 1971 Sell This Version
John Kosh - Earth Song / Ocean Song album art Mary Hopkin Mary Hopkin - Earth Song / Ocean Song (Album) Apple Records Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version