Dick Frizzell Profile

Keith Newman
1 Jun 2016

From the mid-60s, Dick Frizzell was swept up in a heady mix of animation, advertising and pop art, creating dozens of concert posters and album covers as he explored ways to define his role in the wider art world.

He designed posters for Radio Hauraki concerts and the Great Ngāruawāhia Music Festival, covers for local bands Human Instinct, Ticket and Dragon and was called in to tone down David Bowie’s Hunky Dory cover for record executives who thought he was too outrageous and likely to be a one hit wonder.

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The Great New Zealand Songbook, 2009
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Shane's debut album from 1969 that includes his Loxene Golden Disc Award-winning hit Saint Paul, with a cover designed by Dick Frizzell
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Ticket's Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, 1972
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The die-cut sleeve on Christchurch band Serenity's only album was designed by Dick Frizzell
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The Fane Flaws designed cover for Dick Frizzell's book Dick Frizzell ~ The Painter, 2009
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The poster for the 1970 Redwood Festival, designed by Dick Frizzell
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Dick Frizzell
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Dick Frizzell, Fane Flaws and Hamish Keith
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Dick Frizzell's cover from Universal Radio
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Dick Frizzell signing his book, Dick Frizzell ~ The Painter
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The 1971 Human Instinct album Pins In It, the last with Billy TK. The artwork, uncredited on the release, was by Dick Frizzell.
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The Dick Frizzell designed Great Ngaruawahia Music Festival poster
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Dick Frizzell and Hamish Keith
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The 1971 Corben Simpson album released on the Strange label, with Dick Frizzell artwork
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