Joe Petagno

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Joe Petagno (born January 1, 1948) is an artist primarily known for creating images used on heavy metal album covers. His work has graced covers for bands such as Motörhead, Marduk, Nightshade, and Illdisposed.

Petagno was born in Portland, Maine and left the United States in 1972. He worked with Hipgnosis before meeting Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister. In 1975, he designed "Snaggletooth" for the band's Motörhead album and has continued to design the majority of the album and single sleeve covers for the band.

In 1979, Petagno went with a travelling exhibition, sponsored by the Shah of Iran. During this time, he visited France and met his partner, Sanne, in Denmark, where he has lived ever since.

Joe Petagno's design of Snaggletooth for Motorhead's 1977 self-titled debut album was the model for Fairey's 2002 prints Motorhead Red and Motorhead Silver.

Petagno's Motorhead album cover

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