Shusei Nagaoka  

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"His covers often depict space scenes and starships, but also lush and colorful landscapes and an occasional Hajime Sorayama-reminiscent sexy robot."--Sholem Stein

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Shusei Nagaoka (November 26, 1936 – June 23, 2015) was a Japanese illustrator. He is best known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 1980s. Artists for whom he illustrated covers include Electric Light Orchestra, Earth, Wind & Fire, Deep Purple, Space, Maze, George Clinton, Kitaro, Rose Royce, Caldera, and Pure Prairie League.

He also illustrated some of Munich Machine's covers and the computer-like torso of Giorgio Moroder on E=MC2.

He assisted in the designing of the 1970 Osaka Expo. In 1981 samples of his work were launched into outer space and orbited via the Russian Mir space station.

Other companies and organizations where his work was featured included: NHK Television, TBS Japan, National Geographic, Playboy Magazine, Hustler Magazine, Penthouse Magazine, Shigeo Nagashima and Sadaharu Oh, among many others.

Selected album artwork

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All 'n All, Can't Hold Back (Pure Prairie League album), Destination Sun, E=MC² (Giorgio Moroder album), Future Life, Gratitude (Earth, Wind & Fire album), I Am (Earth, Wind & Fire album), In Full Bloom, List of science fiction and fantasy artists, New Horizons (The Sylvers album), Out of the Blue (Electric Light Orchestra album), Pleasure Principle (album), Powerlight, Raise!, Seiun Award, Shusei Nagaoka (transclusion), Sky Islands (album), Spitfire (Jefferson Starship album), The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1, The Last Legends of Earth, When We Rock, We Rock, and When We Roll, We Roll

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