Growing its roster of top brands, Paidas Management, a full-service global branding, licensing, and
rights management company, has been named global licensing agent for Ioannis, the legendary
record cover artist who has created over 300 album covers for some of the biggest and best known
bands, including: The Allman Brothers Band, Deep Purple, Styx, King Crimson, Uriah Heep, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
“Ioannis has been the creative driving-force behind some of the most well-known and iconic rock
album covers in the industry”, said Paidas. “His art is surreal and fantastical – and it really resonates
with the original fanbase, but, more importantly, it is timeless and is inspiring the younger generations of artists, designers, and music fans”.
In representing the Ioannis / Dangerous Age brand, Paidas Management will incorporate his iconic style into a broad array of consumer products and services. The imagery of Ioannis along with its array of colors lend themselves perfectly to apparel, accessories, home décor, stationery/paper goods, collectibles, gifts and novelty and publishing.
“The art of Ioannis is instantly recognizable and I am excited to be representing a man whose art and vision I really believe in”, said Jim Paidas. “Ioannis’ imagery is attached to a body of music that will never be duplicated – truly a space in time”.
Current and past clients of Ioannis include Universal Music, Sony Music, STARZ, IFC films, EMI, Virgin Records, Tribune, and XM Satellite Radio. Ioannis also has designed over 300 record covers, singles, and merchandise for such groups as the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dream Theater, Starship, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Allman Brothers Band, Uriah Heep, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult, King Crimson, Skid Row, Bob Weir, Yngwie Malmsteen, Biohazard, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Johnny Winter, Extreme, UfO, The Tubes, Eddie Money, Van Zant, and many others.
Recently, Ioannis has created the cover and a series of paintings that grace the best-selling book Get The Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World, by Denny Somach and popular FM DJ Carol Miller. He also co-authored Fade To Black with Martin Popoff, a collection of the best hard rock cover artwork of the vinyl era. Currently, Ioannis is working on a book for The Beatles.