When trying to think up how best to describe this cover for Portishead’s “Third” I found an interview with the designer which summed it up perfectly. Which makes sense as he designed it. Marc Bessant said; “after the ten year gap from the last record I knew the only visual which had stuck in the [...]
Limited to 1000 copies and sold out in 12hrs means that if you forgot to check your email that day you would have missed out. Or maybe you were sick with the flu and missed out and are now trawling eBay (only 1 listing) for a chance to get your hands on this limited edition [...]
Live album artwork is a tough call… How does a designer create a striking and original concept when they’re usually provided with a stock-standard single (probably grey-scale or sepia) photograph of an artist on stage in front a legion of adoring fans? Here’s a predictable photo+brief. Go forth, unleash your genius! The Cat Empire’s first [...]
I am at two minds about this album cover. Part of me hates it, part of me likes it. No part of me loves it but every part thinks it’s interesting. It looks like nothing else on the shelf at HMV at at a time like this that is a good thing. The actual music [...]
This feature is slightly different as this is the first album app I had seen featured on the iTunes App Store. Luckily the cover itself isn’t horrible either as I would have found it harder to justify the post.
I was told about this album from someone I had just met via email. I dropped into the conversation that I ran Sleevage and he mentioned this was his favourite album sleeve. I should add Sleevage to my email footer as crowd sourcing sleeves to post about is much easier than real research.
This album along with Tool’s “Aenima” and Sepultura’s “Chaos A.D” are the few albums I remember buying and still have on rotation in my Itunes. I’m tempted to try and find the original in the garage but then I remembered how much crap is in there and would rather sit in my warm bean bag [...]
If you were unfamiliar with Jackson Jackson you’d assume they were an African music act. But according to Wikipedia they are a Melbourne based Hip hop / Afro-Beat /Psychobilly /Progressive band. Their own Myspace page labels them “ELECTRO-FOLK” which I doubt has its own section in the local HMV. What I am less confused about [...]
It’s hard to go past an album with a cute character on it that’s illustrated by an Aussie born in the same state as you were. Songs Without Words is DJ Mike Monday’s second album and contains a whole bunch of electronic tracks without words. Well technically there’s some samples which contain words so really [...]
A more ‘art’ than ‘design’ album cover is Death Cab For Cutie’s 2003 release ‘Transatlanticism’. It’s by artist Adde Russell, who created everything for this cover from a dusty, spider-infested basement in Seattle. Apparently she was a tad embarrassed when the band came round to check out her work in progress.