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