Leonard Cohen Album Logos: The Hummingbird Returns
This is the first of a series of posts dedicated to Leonard Cohen Album Logos. Of all these symbols, the hummingbird holds a special place in that it first appeared on the 1979 Recent Songs album cover art drawn by Diane Lawrence and then reappeared as part of the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs logo of the 1992 The Future album (cover design attributed to Michael Petit). This reiteration is addressed by Cohen in the following excerpt from The Future by Alberto Manzano (El Europeo: Spring 1993):
Note: Much more about the hummingbird and the hummingbird, heart, & handcuffs as well as other Leonard Cohen album logos in future posts.
Credit Due Department: Special thanks to Dominique BOILE (France), Peter Torbijn (Netherlands), and Maarten Massa (Belgium) – the international panel of LeonardCohenology pros who initially pointed out to me that the image of the Cohen-affiliated hummingbird first appeared on the 1979 Recent Songs album cover art drawn by Diane Lawrence.