A book celebrating the relationship between Rush and artist Hugh Syme is coming out May 1st.
The Art Of Rush: Serving A Life Sentence will feature original illustrations, paintings and photos by Syme, who has designed the band’s artwork since the 1975 album Caress Of Steel.
The 272-page coffee table volume was created by music journalist Stephen Humphries and includes interviews with Geddy, Alex and Neil Peart, along with Syme himself.
Neil Peart says: “From the first time Hugh and I met, we shared a level of communication that would sustain us through all the years of discussing art by long distance.
“We had the same values and tastes in images and design, and simply spoke the same language. That’s why I off-handedly referred to him one time as ‘serving a life sentence as my art director.’”
The book will be available in three versions: a Classic Edition, a signed, individually numbered Special Edition limited to 250 copies, and a Roadcase Deluxe Limited Edition featuring custom slipcase, signed lithograph and metal-plated casing. Only 100 of these will be available and all will be autographed by Syme and band.