On his Facebook page, Del Palmer has posted the following image detail of his artwork from the back cover of Kate’s first album in 1978, The Kick Inside. Del writes: “The Flyer from T.K.I sleeve. I was asked if the logo on the opposite side to the KT symbol had a meaning..It is, in fact a pictogram of my name DEL…I know but life was simpler in those days!!….”
Isn’t that great? The nugget of extra info from a primary source is marvelous, but it’s also an opportunity to appreciate the art again. There are some really nice touches on the drawing.
The Kick Inside was such a brave album sleeve, totally unique. In the UK/Europe, EMI could have gone with the more conventional ones as issued in Japan/ Canada/USA, but somehow the ‘Kite’ image won. Del’s reverse image was just too small, so maybe a reissue would rectify matters.
there were those who thought it was a depiction of the tardis. silly rabbits 😉
I LOVE this artwork. My late sister taught me to read at the age of four from this album sleeve – so it holds some precious memories for me.
It still has to be, without doubt, my one and only desert island disc!