This is such great art for a heart-on-the-sleeve indie-folk album. Nothing that makes a statement, nothing iconic, just a pure – if a little cheap – visual representation of the feel of the album. The introspection and self awareness of those halcyon days when you have had time to languish around in the grass and [...]
Kisschasy’s second album “Hymns for the Nonbeliever” takes the form of an old bible which was inspired by the album’s title. The band actually briefed the studio with “we want a bible” and Mathematics took it from there.
What happens when you mix a random Wikipedia page with a random Flickr photo? You get the basis for an interesting CD cover and the brief for the ever expanding CD Cover Meme on Flickr.
One of my favourite album covers, and subsequent single design from last year is Roisin Murphy’s ‘Overpowered’. The concept came from Scott King’s idea of Roisin representing a ’24-Hour Pop Star’, whether grabbing a bite in a greasy spoon, riding the bus into town, or doing her shopping. Dressed in glamorous and extravagant outfits designed [...]
It’s not just Michael Jackson releasing a deluxe (remixed) version of a classic album. Beck is getting in on the action too with the release of the Deluxe Edition of Odelay. Just a mere 12 years after is original release.
What I enjoy about posting on Sleevage is not only do I get to explore music genres and bands I’d normally ignore (or even avoid) but I also learn about new artists, photographers, designers and other artistic people along the way. This example from “Editors” had me spend several hours checking out Idris Khan’s work, [...]
While it’s certainly not his best album, I think the cover has a lot going for it. With DJ Shadow touring next month I thought it best to look at his album from 2006.
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 [...]
With over 12 years of design heritage behind it, a design for Bugged Out! Classics is like doing the “Best Of” for bands like U2, Beatles and the like. You don’t want to replicate what has been done previously and you want this to stand on its own.
While Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion was a member of now-defunct noise-punk metal outfit Test Icicles, Lightspeed Champion isn’t so much an alter ego as much as it is just Dev, the crafty singer-songwriter. His debut album, Falling Off The Lavender Bridge, is Americana-tinged country-folk-pop with a warm sound helped along by producer Mike Mogis [...]