Space was not the final frontier for artist Roger Dean, best known for his album covers for the band Yes – he went far beyond the galaxies for these fantastical images

The weird worlds of Roger Dean, prog rock's artist in residence

“It wasn’t just prog that Dean illustrated for – he also did lots of work for the pioneering British afro-pop group Osibisa. These ‘tankheads’ would appear on their 2015 Ultimate Collection compilation.” The weird worlds of Roger Dean, prog rock’s.

The weird worlds of Roger Dean, prog rock's artist in residence

The weird worlds of Roger Dean, prog rock's artist in residence

Dean became so closely associated with Yes that he is still providing them artwork, including this image for their most recent album, the 2014 live set Like It Is. The weird worlds of Roger Dean, prog rock's artist in residence

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Did James Cameron's "Avatar" rip off Roger Dean's art? Many people think so, including Roger Dean.

Roger Dean art worked so well on Yes album covers

The Roger Dean Gallery is the online home of iconic album cover artist Roger Dean. Browse the galleries, shop fine art prints, original paintings and sketches, or keep up to date with Roger's events and exhibitions in

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