Israeli-born illustrator Emek is one of the talents keeping poster art alive. Described by Henry Rollins as the “thinking man’s poster artist”, Emek continues many of the traditions of 1960′s psychedelia. His work is always hand drawn and heavily layered, mashing the political and personal; the organic and technical.
This is the fifth in our series of five seminal album covers by female artists I’m pretty sure my Dad had a really big crush on Rickie Lee Jones. Her name resonates for me because he was a huge music fan and started buying CDs when the format was released. He bought all of hers [...]
This is the third in our series of five seminal album covers by female artists Much of Joni Mitchell’s best music concerns travel. Her classic record Blue opens with the line “I am on a lonely road and I am travelling”, while in the following tracks Carey and This Flight Tonight she leaves her lover [...]
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’m not sure what the concept behind the distorted text is and I’m not 100% confident “Rumproller” is meant to be a reference to shaking your booty. It’s a great name for a roller coaster though. I do know that it stands out when browsing by tiny thumbnail on a music site. Although this was [...]
This was another cover I noticed while doing updates to the ARIA awards site. It’s one that appeals to me as a designer but also as a photographer. The montage of seemingly thousands of photos is both beautiful and disturbing at the same time.
This was submitted by a reader who was shocked we hadn’t already posted it. You could probably guess from the previous albums posted we probably not big “BS&T” fans, or even born when this came out, but that wont stop us from posting it.
I’ve seen this around for years and I always thought it was “The Verve” remixed. Now I find it’s actually Jazz remixed I’m interested. Verve records has a good amount of info & media on the series here. What makes this series stand out for me is the strong concept behind it. Each new cover [...]
It’s not often you see a cover use stock photos so extensively yet still remain an original and interesting cover. Sagmeister is known for his unique approach to design and as this was the 12th album by Pat Methany the obviously needed some way of making it different and stand out. Every piece of text, [...]