It has come to no surprise to those who have seen Avatar and seen the inspiration of Roger Dean’s Yes artwork. Yes has been known for their artwork that often depict gorgeous, colorful worlds that feature futuristic settings with a natural tone. Both the film Avatar and a majority Yes’ lyrical and musical output has been very nature based, making the influence perfect.
io9, a science fiction entertainment website, as a blog post that shows many of the famous Yes album artwork that has adorn the covers of their albums for four decades. The resemblance and influence of Avatar is uncanny. Check out the original io9 post Did Prog Rock’s Greatest Artist Inspire Avatar? All Signs Point To Yes