Today is the 50th anniversary of “Love Me Do,” the first single ever released by The Beatles. The legendary band has produced 12 studio albums since 1962 and have made and inspired several films like Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Yellow Submarine, and Across the Universe, and their fan base spans nations and generations. In honor of The Beatles 50th Anniversary, we’ve compiled some of our favorite Beatles-inspired art. Check out these awesome illustrations!
This piece was done by 19-year-old Denise Esposito from Rome, Italy. It was made with acrylic paint on 50 x 70 cm canvas board.
“30 January 1969”
This illustration was made by Mattias Adolfsson of Sigtuna Sweden for a Beatles tribute exhibition at the Nucleus gallery in California.
“Typographic Portrait – The Beatles”
This portrait was done with marker and used the same typography used for the Yellow Submarine album art. The portraits are made up of their lyrics. By Yi Thying from Singapore.
“The Fab Four”
This illustration is actually a T-shirt design done by Gui Soares from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This illustration is based on the lyrics to “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and was made for All Together Now: a Tribute to the Beatles, at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California. By Lorena Alvarez Gomez of Fayetteville, Arkansas.