Tom Wilkes (2)

Real Name:
Thomas Edward Wilkes
Profile:
Renowned American art director, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, writer and producer-director. Born 30th July 1939, Long Beach, California, USA, died 28th June 2009, Pioneertown, California, USA. Wilkes died of a heart-attack aged 69.

Raised in southern California, Wilkes attended Long Beach City College, UCLA and the Art Center School*, LA in the 1950’s and 1960’s. From late 1967 to 1969 he was art director for A&M Records.
*Now the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.

Early in 1967 Wilkes was hired by Mamas & Papas manager Lou Adler to art direct and create graphics for what was the first widely promoted rock festival in the world. The First Annual Monterey International Pop Festival, a 3-day concert, that took place two years before Woodstock, on 16th June 1967. Wilkes designed the various promotional materials for the Festival, such as the now collectible 80-page Festival programme, The Festival was a key event in raising the profile of a number of artists, both American and British, such as the Byrds, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who and Jimi Hendrix. Some 200,000 fans attended the event over the three days, heralding “The Summer Of Love” and the counterculture movement that followed in the wake of “The Beat Generation”.

His Festival work had gained him an intro to design for the Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss label A&M, where he did sleeves for Herb Alpert and the likes of Sergio Mendes, Phil Ochs, and Claudine Longet, often partnering up his ideas with the photographic skills of  Barry Feinstein. From 1970 Wilkes formed a creative partnership with Feinstein called Camouflage Productions through to 1973 and became a partner in Wilkes & Braun Incorporated from 1973 to 1974. He then became art director of ABC Records from 1975 through 1977. By 1978 he had formed Tom Wilkes Productions and went on to become President of the non-profit corporation Project Interspeak.
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Tom Wilkes (2) - Family Portrait - 16 Outstanding Selections From A&M Records album art Various Various - Family Portrait - 16 Outstanding Selections From A&M Records (Comp) A&M Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Safe As Milk album art Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (Album, Comp) Buddah Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Happy Together album art The Turtles The Turtles - Happy Together (Album) White Whale US 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Flowers album art The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - Flowers (Comp) Decca, Decca Italy 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Fowl Play album art Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* - Fowl Play (Album) A&M Records Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Herb Alpert's Ninth album art Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* - Herb Alpert's Ninth (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Misty Roses album art The Sandpipers The Sandpipers - Misty Roses (Album) A&M Records Austria 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Song Cycle album art Van Dyke Parks Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Strange Night Voyage album art The Merchants Of Dream The Merchants Of Dream - Strange Night Voyage (Album) A&M Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Liza Minnelli album art Liza Minnelli Liza Minnelli - Liza Minnelli (Album) A&M Records South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Present Tense album art Sagittarius (2) Sagittarius (2) - Present Tense (Album) Columbia Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Original And Authentic Recordings By The Great W.C. Fields album art W.C. Fields W.C. Fields - Original And Authentic Recordings By The Great W.C. Fields Blue Thumb Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Flyin' High album art Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band* - Flyin' High A&M Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Do You Know The Way To San Jose? album art Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band - Do You Know The Way To San Jose? (Album) A&M Records France 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Carnival Of Life album art Lee Michaels Lee Michaels - Carnival Of Life (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Sing In Spanish album art The Sandpipers The Sandpipers - Sing In Spanish (Album) A&M Records Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Shine On Brightly album art Procol Harum Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly (Album) Regal Zonophone, Regal Zonophone US 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - The Mashuganishi Yogi album art Bill Dana & Joey Forman Bill Dana & Joey Forman - The Mashuganishi Yogi (Album) A&M Records US 1968 Sell This Version
SP 4155 Tom Wilkes (2) - Bluse album art Don Preston (2) Don Preston (2) - Bluse(LP) A&M Records SP 4155 US 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Softly album art The Sandpipers The Sandpipers - Softly (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Tape From California album art Phil Ochs Phil Ochs - Tape From California (Album) A&M Records Austria 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Down In L.A. album art Brewer & Shipley* Brewer & Shipley* - Down In L.A. (Album) A&M Records US 1968 Sell This Version
Stereo 6872 Tom Wilkes (2) - Happening album art Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass* - Happening(LP, Comp) A&M Records Stereo 6872 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - Strictly Personal album art Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Strictly Personal (Album) Blue Thumb Records, Blue Thumb Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
Tom Wilkes (2) - The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark album art Dillard & Clark Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark (Album) A&M Records, A&M Records US 1968 Sell This Version