50 Alternative ‘Abbey Road’ Posters

“We didn’t need to write the band’s name on the cover … They were the most famous band in the world” - John KoshWalk this way…

The Original.

Designed by John Kosh, a creative director at Apple Records — it’s the only original UK Beatles album to not show show the artist name or album title on the front cover. Kosh simply put “we didn’t need to write the band’s name on the cover … They were the most famous band in the world”.

The front cover design, a photograph of the group traversing a zebra crossing, was taken on August 8, 1969. Principle photographer, Iain Macmillan, had 10 minutes to get the perfect shot from a step ladder while police held up traffic. The shot consists of the group crossing Abbey road with Lennon as leader, followed by Starr, McCartney, and Harrison. McCartney is barefoot and out of step with the other members.

In the photo, a white Volkswagen Beetle is parked on the left, which belonged to one of the residents on the block — following the album release, the license plate (LMW 281F) was stolen multiple times. Also, the man standing on the sidewalk on the right is Paul Cole, an American tourist unaware he had been photographed until he saw the album cover months later.

5. Why did the chickens cross the road?

6. Impressionist skeletons

9. Paralympic torch crossing

11. Aqua Teen Hunger Force

13. Food art…Yum. Can I get one of those meat suits?

16. Animals that are not getting eaten

17. Geeky Crossing

19. Portable bikes

21. Star Wars — the good guys

22. LEGO + Star Wars

23. Adventuretime

25. Psychedelic giraffes

26. Beetles (VW that is…)

29. Red Hot Chili Peppers

31. Segway, anyone?

34. Disney Princesses (IRL)

35. More Disney Princesses

36. Parent Trap!

Natasha Richardson and Lindsay Lohan

45. One Direction (serious)

One Direction (jumping)

48. Caveman evolution

49. Lightsaber upgrade

Jedi Beatles

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