Smoking Popes “Need You Around” Ad/Poster

Smoking Popes “Need You Around” Ad/Poster

Capitol Records, Hollywood, California, 1996


During the process of design we sometimes try so hard that we overlook the obvious and refuse to embrace it. This was one of those rare occasions when the answer to the challenge could have been nothing more. We wanted an iconic quality that was a true representation of their music and their flavor. A brand, so to speak.

Collections: Sound Off: The Top 100 CDs, Music Videos and Print Collateral
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Promotional design and advertising
Format: Posters, Promotion


Design firm
Capitol Records
Art directors
Paul Brown, Tommy Steele
Paul Brown