Designed by legendary artist, illustrator and graphic designer Alan Aldridge, the MINI exhibit entitled ‘The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes’ recreates an iconic cover of the Sunday Times Magazine, which in 1965 featured a classic Mini painted...

Now on display at the Design Museum in London, MINI has announced the debut of the MINI Aldridge Special. Designed by legendary artist, illustrator and graphic designer Alan Aldridge, the MINI exhibit entitled ‘The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes’ recreates the iconic cover of the Sunday Times Magazine, which in 1965 featured a classic Mini painted in his own inimitable style. The updated interpretation of this image, using a new MINI One as the canvas for Alan’s design, has again been featured on the cover in the 12 October 2008 edition of the publication.

Known for his iconic work throughout the 1960s and 70s, some of Aldridge's most famous works include illustrated lyric books for the Beatles, album covers for The Rolling Stones, The Who and Elton John.

MINI UK General Manager Andy Hearn said: “The work of Alan Aldridge is synonymous with some of the most important names in the history of British culture, so MINI is delighted to support this exhibition by offering Alan a car to work on.

“MINI will be celebrating its 50th birthday in 2009, so this is the perfect way to begin celebrating 50 years of the car in the UK.”

See press release below for more details.

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