The first album cover Hugh Syme created for Rush was 1975’s Caress of Steel. Since then he’s no only been involved in the band’s artwork, but their videos, merch, backstage passes and anything else that involves graphic design. And that’s him playing the synths of the beginning of 2112. And he also found time to work with Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Megadeth and others.
Syme has complied all his best work in a giant 272-page coffee table book called The Art of Rush: Serving a Life Sentence. How much? Amazon.com lists the hardcover for $899 USD. No, I didn’t miss a decimal place. But it doesn’t matter, anyway. That edition (signed by the band) is sold out. The next best thing is the $125 paperback (and unsigned) version.
A full interview with Hugh is available at Billboard.