An image that has become iconic as far as 70′s rock band album covers go.
Aerosmith’s Draw The Line.
Released in 1977, it was their fifth album.
The cover design was illustrated by famed New York Times caricaturist, Al Hirschfeld.
It captures the pure raw essence of one of the biggest rock bands in the world in the late 70′s
The sophistication of Hirschfeld’s style and his ability to capture his subjects in a few simple and bold brush strokes, made him the perfect choice for this cover.
Of course he had plenty of hair to deal with.
I love this image.
And I wasn’t the only one.
It was an image Columbia must have recognized had real merchandising potential, because it was used everywhere.
The promotional pieces and displays from this album and period are some of the rarest and most desirable to Aerosmith collectors.
Here’s a few.
The rare Aerosmith “Draw The Line” baseball jersey ordered through Aerosmith with the form enclosed in the “Draw The Line” album.