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Vaughan Oliver has created stunning artwork for the 4AD record label since 1980. Under the name 23 Envelope, he and photographer Nigel Grierson helped define 4AD's visual identity through graphics for Modern English, Cocteau Twins, and This Mortal Coil. By 1988 Grierson had moved on and Oliver re-christened the studio v23. Collaborating with various photographers, he continued to create images that complemented and enhanced each group's music in a unique manner. Some of Oliver's most unforgettable designs grace the covers of albums by the Pixies, Lush, Ultra Vivid Scene, and His Name is Alive.