VAN HALEN - The Roots Of A Different Kind Of Truth Album Artwork
According to a report by Teresa Gubbins from Pegasusnews.com, the roots of the artwork for VAN HALEN's long-awaited reunion album
A Different Kind Of Truth are coming to light.
The cover showing a streamlined Art-Deco train came from a photo
that resides at Southern Methodist University's DeGolyer Library.
According to a release from SMU, Van Halen singer
David Lee Roth sent his idea for a cover, one that included a photo of
the 1930s-era Henry Dreyfuss-designed locomotive, to Los Angeles-based
SMOG Design, Inc.
SMOG co-owner John Heiden's internet search led him to DeGolyer's
collection by the work of Robert Yarnall Richie, an industrial designer
known for mid-century modern designs. Richie's collection of 95,000
negatives, films, manuscripts, and photo equipment was acquired by
Everett L. DeGolyer, Jr. in the 1970s.
The reunited Van Halen features singer David Lee Roth, guitar legend
Eddie Van Halen, brother/drummer Alex Van Halen and Eddie's son
Wolfgang Van Halen on bass.