Ruby Mazur

mazur_over recordThis is a real opportunity to meet a graphic artist who has shaped the music industry for over three decades. Ruby Mazur is one of a handful of contemporary artists/designers whose work has affected the public consciousness and popular culture for decades. Within the recording industry, his talent and reputation are without peer, for Ruby Mazur’s art has enlivened countless album covers and his logo designs are icons of a generation of Rock and Roll. His most famous creation in the music venue is the “mouth and tongue” used on the “Tumblin Dice” record sleeve for the Rolling Stones. Over the past 30 years, Ruby Mazur’s innovative & influential artistry has been displayed in galleries around the globe. At the age of 21, Brooklyn born Mazur was hired as Art Director of Paramount Records, and within that first year he received a Grammy award nomination for his design on the “CrowFoot” album cover. It was at this time that the music industry executives began to take notice of Mazur’s artistic genius. In 1971, just two years into his career, Ruby opened his own creative design agency in New York, Los Angeles and London, working with top record companies including EMI, Warner Brothers, Atlantic, Paramount, MCA, Pye and ABC. ABC Records eventually bought Mazur’s studio and brought Mazur in as Creative Director. His outrageous and trend setting designs have graced over 3,000 various album covers for the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, Van Morrison, Jim Croce and B.B. King in addition to such movie sound tracks as “Love Story”, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, “Malcolm X” and “Lenny Bruce”. Unfortunately all of the originals were lost in a fire some years back. If anybody has any album covers that were done by Ruby Mazur, he would whole-heartedly appreciate having them. In gratitude, he will autograph the album or album sleeve and will be photographed with the person who brings it to the show.

Ruby has a whole series of work dedicated to Animal Women, and Pets. You can reach Ruby Mazur online at

1rubymazur@gmail.com