Chris Mousdale is a native of Liverpool, England, now living in New Zealand since 1990 where he works as an illustrator, designer and artist. He has been a lecturer in Illustration at Auckland University of Technology since 1995, and his unique talent has graced the covers of many notable album releases, commissioned for more than two thousand editorial illustrations as well as book covers, posters and CD covers. Always active in the music/art industry, Chris served as curator for exhibitions of Brazilian bossa nova LP designs (2000) and co-curated the British Council ‘Sound Design’ exhibition of New Zealand record covers (2002). He has held numerous solo exhibitions of his paintings and constructions. In 2003 his illustration artistry won New Zealand’s top children’s book award for Brodie with author Joy Cowley, and has three Qantas awards for illustration. A huge fan of jazz since the 1970s he’s thrilled to be creating new covers for the greatest of all the jazz labels, one that is a touchstone for some of the most iconic modernist photography and typography of the 20th century. Working with Music Matters Ltd.
is an opportunity to serve the amazing legacy of Reid Miles
and Francis Wolff
with fresh and distinctive covers that maintain and develop the integrity, style and attention to detail synonymous with the best of Blue Note
records into the 21st century.