After 40 years of obsessing over the Mayflower covers of Bob Haberfield, Dave and I get to wig out and talk to Ben Haberfield about his Dad’s life, art and the gestating project to celebrate the breadth of his work in the form of two art books.
You can keep up with Ben’s work at bobhaberfield.com and follow him on Instagram.
You can pick up Maureen Cawthorn Bell’s James Cawthorn: The Man And His Art from John Davey’s Jayde Design.
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5 thoughts on “The Art of Bob Haberfield (1938 – 2021)”
Totally fascinating, thanks very much! Bob Haberfield was a complete mystery to me, not least because I never knew his name until your podcast, even though I knew his artwork from the 70’s when I started reading Moorcock. Just looking through my Mayflowers & it was a shame that he was never credited in them for the covers – the same with the Jack Vance Mayflower editions.
Keep chill on the lunar ray byways!
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Bob Haberfield covered Mayflower editions of Jack Vance are a definite gap on my shelves… Another book quest begins.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to Ben Haberfield about his father’s artwork. I was interested to hear that he had begun with record covers. I am currently researching for a book on an New Zealand/Australian band, The La De Das, and their album The Happy Prince (released in June 1969) which features a Bob Haberfield cover.
To see a good copy of the cover art you can visit the site below (scroll to end for artwork):
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Brilliant, thanks John. I’ll send that link to Ben.