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Keith Breeden
Background information
Born 25 March 1956
Occupation Graphic designer
Associated acts Roxy Music
ABC
Graphic Designer

Keith Breeden RP (born 25 March 1956) is a graphic designer and portraitist, whose work has included contributions to Duran Duran's Seven and the Ragged Tiger album cover.

BiographyEdit

Keith was formally a graphic designer notable for his works with ABC, Scritti Politti, Pink Floyd and Roxy Music. Breeden's logo work with ABC would display nuances of usage as the group reinvented itself from album to album. His various concepts for Scritti Politti would range from disarrayed wildflowers to chocolate bars and boxes to the many visual ways to reference Aretha Franklin, all suggesting elements of modern love at a period when Scritti was strongly establishing a transition to urban romance from a more DIY aesthetic that had previously distinguished their sound. The band was all Caucasian and on one cover of an early soul-inspired single a white chocolate bar is featured.

Other noteworthy pieces include his work on the covers of Duran Duran's Seven and the Ragged Tiger album and The Mission's Carved in Sand album and related singles.

Breeden took a new direction in 1995 and is now professional portraitist. His major commissions have included Sir Brian Smith, Vice Chancellor of Cardiff University, Sir Dominic Cadbury Chairman of Cadbury Schweppes, Professor John Temple, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Professor Roger Williams, Vice Chancellor of the University of Reading.

He is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

AwardsEdit

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  • 1985 First Prize, Single Sleeve (Music Week Awards).
  • 1986 First Prize, Single Sleeve (Music Week Awards).
  • 1986 First Prize, Album Sleeve (Music Week Awards).
  • 1986 Third Prize, Album Sleeve (Music Week Awards).
  • 2000 First Prize (Kodak FotoKalender awards, Kalenderschau, Stuttgart)