This happened five years ago.
Shusei Nagaoka was a Japanese illustrator. He was known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 1980s.
He designed album covers for Electric Light Orchestra, Earth, Wind & Fire, Deep Purple, Space, Maze, George Clinton, Kitaro and Rose Royce.
His style was similar to that of sexy robot designer Hajime Sorayama (born 1947) and his work reminiscent somehow of Luigi Colani.