Justice: Cross †

I have no idea who Justice are but this new cover rocks my gonads, and from the reviews I’ve read online the album rocks too (in a dance kinda way). This is actually their first album. And as everyone know the dreaded second album is always the hardest to make and not just for the tunes. The follow up album cover is also tough.

Update: Rob pointed out in the comments that this was actually ‘inspired’ by T.Rex’s Electric Warrior cover.

The actual name of the album is † which is a pain in the ass to type. So while it’s cool like Prince’s symbol, you can’t really expect people to type it in.

UPDATE: Mike just alerted me to the fact we’ve been listening to Justice in the office for a while now and showed me this film clip.

Justice was also the group who famously beat out Kanye West at the European MTV awards. For those that didn’t see it here’s Kanye storming the stage and making a total ass out of himself. It’s painful to watch.

Justice: † (Cross)

Justice: Cross †

I have no idea who Justice are but this new cover rocks my gonads, and from the reviews I’ve read online the album rocks too (in a dance kinda way). This is actually their first album. And as everyone know the dreaded second album is always the hardest to make and not just for the tunes. The follow up album cover is also tough.

Update: Rob pointed out in the comments that this was actually ‘inspired’ by T.Rex’s Electric Warrior cover.

The actual name of the album is † which is a pain in the ass to type. So while it’s cool like Prince’s symbol, you can’t really expect people to type it in.

UPDATE: Mike just alerted me to the fact we’ve been listening to Justice in the office for a while now and showed me this film clip.

Justice was also the group who famously beat out Kanye West at the European MTV awards. For those that didn’t see it here’s Kanye storming the stage and making a total ass out of himself. It’s painful to watch.





14 Comments

  1. Haha, Kanye, what a fuckin’ punk!

  2. Looks like the designer was a big fan of the cover for T.Rex – Electric Warrior

    http://www.zonalibre.org/blog/surferrosa/archives/TRex___1a.jpg

  3. The justice video concept was stolen or ‘borrowed’ from my video for Bastian’s video for ‘You’ve got my love’, made in 2001 and drawings by Piet ‘Parra’ Jansen, who draws for Rockwell clothing, amongst other things. Have a search on google and youtube and see what you think…

  4. Justice don’t just rock gonads, they rape you. There’s nothing you can do about it. You might as well sit down and accept it.

  5. [...] sapevate che la copertina di † dei Justice è ispirata ad Electric Warrior dei T.Rex? E che la celebre immagine con la croce e i teschi dei 5 [...]

  6. Sandder:

    D.A.N.C.E. is nothing like that piece of crap you call a music video. and the song is horrible as well.

  7. If you get the special edition of it, it folds out into the shape of the cross. It’s pretty awesome packaging and a fantastic album.

  8. Sandder, it’s a similar concept, but really what they’re doing is quite different. Your t-shirts weren’t animated and superimposed, and while the Justice video was presumably done on a much higher budget, it’s also done better.

    It’s not exactly a complicated concept, either. I don’t think it’s beyond likelihood that they just had a similar idea without knowing your work.

  9. Plus, Sandder, Justice’s video isn’t a ridiculous excuse to film a load of breasts like your video seems to be, you perv.

  10. Sander: I can sort of see what you think resembles the Bastian video, but I doubt that they were thinking of it…but if they did the made a much better video… But saying that they are stealing is quite harsh, Bob Dylan did this concept then first I guess (just didnt use the T-shirts).

    Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-xIulyVsG8

    anyhow – I think the site is too good for this kind of negative responce (not talking about Sandder but adrian) ,let’s be a little more tolerant ;)

  11. Here’s the list to the video by Sandder.

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vXwlYEhgvs4

  12. would just like to add that justice are a french duo (yep, another one), and that i nearly fell off my chair when i heard their remix of simian’s “never be alone” (actually titled “we are your friends”), as i probably am one of the few people who knew simian before that!
    absolutely adore the video for d.a.n.c.e!!

  13. talking about the video, it also reminds me of basement jaxx’ “do your thing”. of course different in its own way.

    it’s hard to call things rip offs in art because a lot of art is derivative of a universal culture that permeates everyone. its entirely possible to create your own original work that draws consciously and even unconsciously from other works. though i can see how when it’s something you’ve created there can be a certain emotional attachment… but that doesn’t mean you “own” it.

  14. Sandder:
    Also, you can’t say that So Me (the guy who drawed for the video) copies Parra, they’re both awesome but completely different, though maybe in the same genre :).

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