Brian Cannon is a British graphic designer, art director, band manager and music video director. He is best known for his “Microdot” design company, and its work during the 1990s, which created the album cover for Oasis’ record breaking debut album, Definitely Maybe, in 1994. He is noted grandiose, ridiculously time consuming photo shoots, and has produced a number of record sleeves for UK number 1 albums – including Urban Hymns (The Verve), 1977 (Ash), along with two further Oasis albums – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? and Be Here Now. Most of the photography for his Oasis designs was shot by Michael Spencer Jones.
I have chosen to look at Brian Cannon because the designs he produced for Oasis were for some of my favourite albums. Oasis and The Verve are two of my most preferred artists in music, and as such I’ve seen a lot of their album artwork. I first found Brian Cannon’s wider design spectrum on his personal Instagram account – microdotcreative.