Getting Up and Moving On with Ruby Mazur:The Artist Who Defies Defeat
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it might’ve been like to trip on LSD with Salvador Dali at Studio 54, then has Ruby Mazur got a story for you! A world famous Artist & Painter, Ruby first gained international acclaim as a Grammy Award-Winning Designer of over 3,000 album covers for the most iconic bands in the history of music.
What’s it feel like to have your legendary “Mouth & Tongue” design for The Rolling Stones Tumbling Dice record sleeve celebrate its 50th year as the most recognizable symbol of an iconic band? Likely right up there with celebrating the 50th Anniversary of first discovering & launching the musical career of none other than Billy Joel. Because that is EXACTLY the type of year Ruby Mazur had in 1971. And with the sheer volume of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll that he found himself instantly thrown into, it’s a miracle that he can recall any of it.
Born in Brooklyn, Ruby Mazur started drawing at the age of 5 — and has never stopped. At just 21 years old he became the Art Director of Paramount Records, where he received a Grammy nomination for his work designing the “CrowFoot” album cover. Since then he has worked with an impressive array of artists including David Bowie, Elton John, B.B. King, and Billy Joel — who he helped discover. Most notably he designed the ‘Mouth & Tongue’ graphic famously used by The Rolling Stones. These days Ruby lives on Maui, Hawaii…just paining, painting, painting.