is a collection of the best-designed finds from The Wire
's mailbag. (via thingsmagazine
(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]
is a Japanese web site featuring the cover art for every Blue Note album ever released. Other labels are featured as well.
"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
on MeFi) discusses
how she came to illustrate Keane's album, Under the Iron Sea
, and singles, the artwork of which is playful
, and folklore-like
in feel. [more inside]
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.
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
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!
Unsure of what all this might be? Take a listen
(real audio only), with lots
to choose from.
The Knockoff Project.
Album cover homages and rip-offs.
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