You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine

This is one of those iconic covers that I have seen everywhere but never knew the band name or any of their songs. After checking the Wikipedia entry for DFA1979 I see that kept this elephant nosed motif throughout all their releases. While this makes sense in terms of having people instantly recognise the singles it looks lazy. Below is the 4 other Singles and EP’s they release all using the same artwork.

DFA covers

This might have been to save money (hey 2 colour print jobs are cheap) or fear of not being able to do something as good? The pressure must have gotten to them to produce a new piece of art as they haven’t released a follow up up album and eventually lead to them splitting as a band in 2006.

Death From Above 1979: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine

You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine

This is one of those iconic covers that I have seen everywhere but never knew the band name or any of their songs. After checking the Wikipedia entry for DFA1979 I see that kept this elephant nosed motif throughout all their releases. While this makes sense in terms of having people instantly recognise the singles it looks lazy. Below is the 4 other Singles and EP’s they release all using the same artwork.

DFA covers

This might have been to save money (hey 2 colour print jobs are cheap) or fear of not being able to do something as good? The pressure must have gotten to them to produce a new piece of art as they haven’t released a follow up up album and eventually lead to them splitting as a band in 2006.





14 Comments

  1. Great band. I happen to like the art a lot. If it works…

  2. the logo created here was actually created by Jesse Keeler, the bands Bassist. So, I doubt they never changed the art as a way to save money because Jesse probably did the work for free anyways! I love it.

  3. Actually they created the elephant nose logo because they wanted their music to be like “an elephant in your room.” it was a message, not just art.

  4. Hey you haven’t mentioned the Romantic Rights single, which cover is as follows: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/df/DFA1979-romanticrights.jpg/200px-DFA1979-romanticrights.jpg

    Different and very good as well :)

  5. If only the MSTRKRFT hockey masks were as awesome as the elephants.

  6. Great album!

  7. Fat Head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Jesse Keeler is also color blind, hence the use of simple colors probably came into play.

    The Romantic Rights single, is actually done by an artist of the name of Dennis Chow, who modified and redesigned the image.

    I really dig the simplicity of the original as much as the modified version.

  9. this is stupid if it aint broke dont fix it

  10. this is stupid if it aint broke dont fix it

  11. “If it ain't broke, don't fix it.” belongs in the world of IT and software development. Boring.

    If it ain't broke, break it.

  12. Glamnation.ca – give that kid some credit.

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  14. Not lazy, but smart and unique. You stated it is “iconic” and you’ve “…seen it everywhere.” That was exactly what they were attempting to do with the art cover. Also, they broke up for other reasons…don’t be such an ignorant douche. I know this is an old post, but that change anything. Now, DFA1979 has been performing live recently and it has given the fans hope for a new album.

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