Hugh Syme is a graphic artist best known as the man responsible for all but the first 2 of Rush’s album cover art. He also created Rush’s famous starman logo. Other musicians he has designed and created artwork for include Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Celine Dion, Scorpions, Meatloaf, Megadeth, Stone Sour, Styx, Queensrÿche, Fates Warning, Stray Cats, Asia, Roger Clinton, The Band “High On The Hog” and “Jerico”, Dave Edmunds, Joe Walsh, Earth Wind and Fire and Dream Theater – and hundreds more.
Hugh’s art education came from the Toronto New School of Art in Toronto and York University in York, England. In addition to the album covers for which he is now internationally-renowned, Syme has worked on advertisements such companies as Accenture, Denon, Xerox, AT&T, The David Geffen Company, The Washington Post, Virgin, Bausch & Lomb, Universal Studios, Miramax, Forbes, Panasonic, Paramount, MGM Grand, Microsoft, Sony, Alpine Audio, Disney, Time Warner, numerous international advertising agencies; he has contributed his vision and artistic style to a wide range of video and packaging designs. He is also an accomplished portrait artist.