Throwback Thursday – Derek Yates and Soul II Soul

A recent BBC documentary has looked at the culture of the 1980s and, specifically, the genesis of the band Soul II Soul.

WSA’s Graphic Arts Programme Leader, Derek Yates, features in the programme, talking about how he came to be their designer for their burgeoning look.

dolesoulYou can still watch the documentary at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b084flz4/jazzie-bs-1980s-from-dole-to-soul, and if you want to see Derek in particular (including a photo of him aged only 17!) he’s on from about the 36 minute mark.