Pat nominated the graphic designer Stephen Averill as his source of inspiration:
Steve is one of the most talented people I know in terms of graphic design. Nobody does it better. There isn't the slightest hint of ego or arrogance. The number of young bands and poets like myself, living on a prayer, who he's supported down through the years is extraordinary.
I continue to learn from him and how to be a very fine human being. Not alone did he give U2 their name but he designed covers for them such as The Joshua Tree. He was created Ireland's first punk band - The Radiators from Space. He is incredibly self-effacing.
There is an extraordinary inviting freshness to his work. There's a symmetry which delights the eye and is always different with no element of repetition. Steve Averill never does the mixture as before. He has that skill I admire most in people - the ability to nourish your spirit and sharpen your intellect.
Image of Pat courtesy of Jennifer Farley
Work for U2 by Stephen Averill
Boy: Design Stephen Averill / Front Cover Photography - Hugo McGuinness
Achtung Baby: Design Stephen Averill / Shaughn McGrath / Front Cover Photography - Anton Corbijn
Joshua Tree: Design Stephen Averill / Front Cover Photography - Anton Corbijn