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There are no windows in the painting.

The Dork Report is posting fairly in-depth album by album (frame by frame?) analyses of King Crimson's design and typography in a series called The Young Person's Guide to King Crimson Album Art. [more inside]
posted by mintcake! on Dec 27, 2012 - 19 comments

 

Sleeves designed by Peter Saville

Sleeve designed by Peter Saville
posted by davebush on Oct 3, 2012 - 13 comments

So. Many. "Anti-cassettes."

Sleeves Received is a collection of the best-designed finds from The Wire's mailbag. (via thingsmagazine)
posted by Sticherbeast on Jan 17, 2012 - 8 comments

Photo Montages of Tsunehisa Kimura

Tsunehisa Kimura (1928-2008) was a Japanese artist best known for his photomontage art. There doesn't seem to be much about him in online in English, beyond reiterations of the same three images that BLDG BLOG copied from the 1979 book Visual Scandals, and a few short pages that are related to an interview on Australian radio back in 2002. Yet his imagery has caught the eye of various musical groups over the years, including Midnight Oil, Paul Schütze, and most recently, Cut/Copy join the fanclub, with their cover for Zonoscope. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 25, 2011 - 4 comments

Hot coffee + brandy + tranquilizers + turpentine = Houses of the Holy

"Although a fan of Led Zeppelin, Stefan [Gates] confesses he has never listened to Houses Of The Holy, which was released in 1973. 'It carries too much significance for me,' he said. 'A part of me wants to go out to the Giant's Causeway with a big pair of speakers, strip naked and play it just to see if I have some kind of great epiphany.'" Gates, a well-known British food writer and television presenter was, with his older sister, one of the children photographed for the album cover which features them naked and covered in automobile paint, climbing over the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jul 25, 2010 - 47 comments

Kinda Blue Note

Vintage Vanguard is a Japanese web site featuring the cover art for every Blue Note album ever released. Other labels are featured as well.
posted by dobbs on Jun 20, 2010 - 18 comments

"This is the person we have to work with on our next album artwork"

"How did the contact with Keane come about? / Completely randomly. A friend of the band's, bought one of my prints from a mutual friend's shop. The band saw the print in his house and said 'this is the person we have to work with on our next album artwork'." Sanna Annukka (previously on MeFi) discusses how she came to illustrate Keane's album, Under the Iron Sea, and singles, the artwork of which is playful, lonely, and folklore-like in feel. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on May 18, 2009 - 20 comments

Ear candy for your eyes

Apple's Album Art screensaver, recreated for Windows. I saw this on someone's Powerbook today and got jealous. Luckily, some developer decided to make this, for all the Windows users feeling left out.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jun 24, 2008 - 14 comments

How sexy was New Wave, for the love of eyeshadow?

Discography as iconography of a po-mo epoch. Relayed from Boing2 because it's the glorious visual epitaph for GenX nostalgia. I'm almost crying over here, and activating eBay.
posted by objet on Oct 18, 2005 - 14 comments

Hipgnosis Album Art

The art of Hipgnosis defined the look of album covers during the 'classic rock' period. The first work of lead designer Storm Thorgerson was Pink Floyd's A Saucerful Of Secrets. Other familiar works include Led Zeppelin's Houses Of The Holy and Montrose's infamous Jump On It (marginally NSFW). I discovered these galleries while trying to pin down the identity of #3 in this week's entry of Stylus Magazine's Album Art Challenge. [via Owl-Stretching Time]
posted by mischief on Apr 6, 2005 - 15 comments

Exotica, baby. Can you dig it?

Space Age Pop a go-go. Space Age Pop and Exotica album covers, complete with track listings and fun little comments. For fans of Dick Hyman, Arthur Lyman, Martin Denny, Esquivel, Ultra Lounge, and Shag. Even better, 317x.com offers enlargements. I Dig Chicks!. Tabu! Unsure of what all this might be? Take a listen (real audio only), with lots to choose from.
posted by ashbury on Nov 22, 2004 - 8 comments

the Knockoff Project

The Knockoff Project. Album cover homages and rip-offs.
posted by jimmy on Oct 10, 2003 - 12 comments

50 Best Album Covers.

50 Best Album Covers. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the covers chosen have less to do with artistic or photographic merit than the "statement" that Rolling Stone believes they show. And it might be interesting to see how they measure up to the 100 Best Album Covers.
posted by jacobw on Feb 14, 2002 - 42 comments

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