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An artist who was paid £60 to produce the iconic cover for Led Zeppelin's debut album has sold his original tracing drawing for it for £260,000.<br />
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George Hardie's stipple tracing of the Hindenburg Zeppelin airship disaster became one of the famous pieces of art work in rock and roll history.<br />
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He used the stipple tracing technique - marking a work with small black dots - to create an image similar to a low-resolution newsprint photo.<br />
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It was used on the cover of Led Zeppelin's self-titled 1969 first album.