Small world R&R story. Can’t make this sh!t up.

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    So we hired a new CRS in our office recently. She told me Hugh Syme was her dad. While I knew of some of his accomplishments, I had no idea to what extent.

    Hugh lives in our tiny town, New Castle. He works from his home as a graphic designer and artist. Tonight, at his daughter’s urging, I went to his art show in Indianapolis. He had his art work (prints) on display and for sale. His art includes MANY famous album covers. He was actually the “art director” for Rush.

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    To see his accomplishments, check out this link. It’s damn impressive (and Hugh’s a cool dude).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Syme

    My favorite two things about this evening:

    1). He said the cow in Aerosmith’s album cover “Get a Grip“ was photographed on a New Castle farm. :confused:

    2). He’s looking forward to seeing my PRS guitars. ;):cool:
     
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  2. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Whoa.

    Hugh Syme's name looms even larger than Terry Brown's to the Rush Faithful.

    I don't know that there's a single album cover of theirs that he didn't do.

    I see a lovely bromance budding.
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    No
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    Way!
    What a great evening. Way too cool!
     
  4. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Lordy! The fabulous world of Indiana Steve P!
     
  5. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    That is COOL!!!
     
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  6. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    His work is iconic. Crazy to cross his path right in your hometown.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Awesome work and resume. Just wow!
     
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nice one Steve. Great photo.

    Love the info about the Aerosmith cover!
     
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  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I’m going to find that cow (on the Old Spiceland Pike) for an autograph.

    I mean how hard can it be to spot a cow with a nipple ring? :confused:
     
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  10. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    Amazing body of work!

    Even I have one of those albums!
     
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  11. walrus

    walrus New Member

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    Very cool!
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Bangin’!
     
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  13. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Now THAT is beyond cool!!!:cool:

    You live a charmed life my friend:)
     
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  14. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    And a tattoo/branding.
     
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  16. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Very cool!!
     
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  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Dude, I am all jelly! That is super cool!
     
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  18. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Thank you for pudding it that way!
     
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  19. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Amazing! But ... I don't remember the chandelier on that album cover, is this a one-off?
     
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  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I think that was for the 40th anniversary reissue...haha haha
     
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