Jens

Somebody just told me that this artwork by Rasmus Hägg is little more than three pieces of coloured paper thrown together. That may be the case, but it doesn’t diminish its beauty or its beautiful simplicity.

It’s true that pastels have never really appealed to anyone other than interior designers and hair salon owners, but here the quietness of the colours becomes distinctive and, in many ways, indicative as to what you’ll hear on the CD.

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The title, Oh You’re So Silent Jens, pretty much gives the game away, and the art functions, I suppose, to carry the idea of quietness as far as it can possibly go: transparency or invisibility. And Jens is just that – a bloke trying to remain inconspicuous, but also making it clear he’s got something to say (usually about a girl.)

Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens

Jens

Somebody just told me that this artwork by Rasmus Hägg is little more than three pieces of coloured paper thrown together. That may be the case, but it doesn’t diminish its beauty or its beautiful simplicity.

It’s true that pastels have never really appealed to anyone other than interior designers and hair salon owners, but here the quietness of the colours becomes distinctive and, in many ways, indicative as to what you’ll hear on the CD.

g_medium_silentjens_back.jpgg_medium_silentjens_label.jpg

The title, Oh You’re So Silent Jens, pretty much gives the game away, and the art functions, I suppose, to carry the idea of quietness as far as it can possibly go: transparency or invisibility. And Jens is just that – a bloke trying to remain inconspicuous, but also making it clear he’s got something to say (usually about a girl.)





6 Comments

  1. I expected all the other artists work to be similar with Jens just saying “I’ll have one of those for my cover” but his/her work is quite varied.

    It’s quite nice an calming. It does feel like an interior swatch pallete for a recovery wing at a hospital but as you said pastels have that stigma.

  2. I really quite like his photos too; but they bear no relationship to his design stuff. The photos have that iciness to them that we, for some reason, associate with those “northern” folk.

  3. This cover is great.

    I like pastels, I’ve also seen them used plenty in progressive graphic design – not just interior design and hair salon owners.

  4. Stumbled upon this by accident. Coincidence or inspiration?

    http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artoct01/dwmacropol2.html

  5. Rasmus is one multi-talented dude.

    He also made these amazing covers for Studio, which he also plays in. (!)

    http://www.inf000.com/vinylcd.html

  6. Well, what you really should mention is that these “mountains” on the cover are the sleeves of his EPs, Julie EP, Rocky Dennis In Heaven EP and Maple Leaves EP. This is a collection of tracks from these EPs.

    Take a look on row four in his discography.

    http://www.jenslekman.com/eps.htm

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