Blur: The Best Of

It’s amazing that one cover can brand a band from then on. This illustration by Julian Opie personifies Blur. The painting of this Blur album can be found at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England.

What appeals to me about the illustration is its fun and unpretentious. It’s also very easy to achieve. Why not turn some of your friends into Julian Opie style illustrations with this tutorial.

The cover itself was devoid of type with the album name instead printed in the hinge area of the CD case. On some limited edition copies an embossed Blur logo was put in the center on the jewel case as seen below.

Blur: The Best Of

You have noted the similarity to Queen’s Hot Space.

Blur: The Best Of

Blur: The Best Of

It’s amazing that one cover can brand a band from then on. This illustration by Julian Opie personifies Blur. The painting of this Blur album can be found at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England.

What appeals to me about the illustration is its fun and unpretentious. It’s also very easy to achieve. Why not turn some of your friends into Julian Opie style illustrations with this tutorial.

The cover itself was devoid of type with the album name instead printed in the hinge area of the CD case. On some limited edition copies an embossed Blur logo was put in the center on the jewel case as seen below.

Blur: The Best Of

You have noted the similarity to Queen’s Hot Space.





5 Comments

  1. Similar Album cover by Jupiter Rising: ElectroPop. It uses the same Warhol-esque style.
    http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ZsLPJmCdWa-R1M:http://uoregon.edu/~msevits/images/electropop.jpg

  2. I just stumbled upon this website, and checked to see if this album was featured…and it was! It’sdefinitely one of my personal favorites! I was surprised to see that X’s ‘Wild Gift’ has not yet been featured, however. =/

  3. Deh Catorgries Are Great!!!

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  4. on my copy, the cd cover itself was absent of the band name and the case itself had a clear background white text blur logo sticker in the middle

  5. The Art Director for this cover was actually Jeremy Plumb, now of Traffic http://traffic-design.com/work/blur/01.html

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