Sunday, April 12, 2009

day of rebirth?

I'm not really sure I will ever be able to fully enjoy sundays or religious festivals. However many treats there are.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

DIY cd covers

I like to find things to keep me busy, especially in this holiday time. The DIY cd cover is a great 'filler' project and quite fun. The bottom one is mine and the other 2 are others that I liked. Why shouldn't we be able to play at being album cover designers? :) 

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More”
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together. (It's album art, so make the picture square)


Monday, April 6, 2009


We all deserve to be cared for. And if you feel like you aren't? These can be for you.

Friday, April 3, 2009

the great album art week- Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell is not one of my favorite artists, but her cd covers certainly are melodies for my eyes...eye melodies? ahem. the Hissing of Summer lawns was modeled on a photograph in National Geographic. Very simple,nice graphic quality, and a tasteful use of colour.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

the great album art week- The Velvet Underground

Oh I'm not in the mood for blogging today...I had a sombre library trip and i borrowed a sombre cd. But I also borrowed a Velvet Underground cd, which reminded me to put up their covers too


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

the great album art week- Eberhard Weber

As a child, I remember hearing Eberhard Weber in the background, and later wondering if we were distantly related. I also remember looking at the covers and wondering what they meant. The paintings are done by his wife Maja Weber. I have always liked them- they have a sort of naivety and undemanding yet mystic simplicity that I really like. They are also reminiscent of medieval tapestries, don't you think?


Monday, March 30, 2009

the great album art week- Joy Division

The first time I heard Joy Division was some years ago when my first love played it for me one lazy afternoon. The songs that stick out there are ones like "love will tear us apart" and "she's lost control again" (a bit morbid) ...Anyway, no matter- my appreciation of their moody melodies remains untouched! I happened to see the Unknown Pleasures cover on a shirt (it was apparently popular enough for shoes, too!) and I have to put it down as one of my favorite graphic design works of all time. If you don't know the band, have a listen and then look at the covers again. The images and music are very similar. I like that.