ABOUT OUR COVER
FARMERS AND HEAVY METAL – WHETHER IT’S MUSIC OR MACHINERY – GO HAND IN HAND.
You may not know Jay Vigon, but chances are you’ve seen his work. Especially if you like rock ’n’ roll. Vigon is a wellknown artist and designer of album covers. In his 40+ years as an artist, he’s done memorable work for musicians like Prince
(the Purple Rain typography), Bon Jovi (the band’s trademark logo), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Van
Halen, and more. With 100+ album covers in his portfolio, we could think of no better designer to create our “Heavy Metal” cover art for Successful Farming magazine. Creative Director Matt Strelecki was excited to give Vigon, of Des Moines, Iowa, a call and work together on a project. The major stories in the November issue were ideal for a design that reflects SF readers’ interest in heavy metal – whether it’s music or machinery.
Vigon took cues from agricultural equipment as design inspiration – like the tractor steering wheel. He added visual elements that were signature music images of the era. The type is one of a kind, drawn by Vigon personally.
We’re excited about sharing the inspiration and the top-notch execution from a true legend in the music business.
Long live heavy metal!
Jay Vigon displays his work on the walls of his Des Moines, Iowa, studio.