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.


the great album art week- Vetiver

Every now and then you might hear something that reduces you to a mellow, swooning sort of soul.
Vetiver has such an effect on me. Sad, sweet and with a fantastic choice in album cover art, it would seem. They seem to stick to pictures centered around an old vinyl shape, and astrology features in both these covers. Makes them all the more appealing to a girl such as myself.


Monday, March 2, 2009

marian bantjies

Whew! aside from being rather neglectful of my blog-child, I have been at the Design Indaba, becoming inspired and re-affirming my bond with design, my lovely. One of the speakers who had the biggest impact on me was one fabulous lady by name of Marian Bantjies (very south african name- but she is actually canadian).
She spoke very much about the importance of loving what you do, and doing what you love. Her work is beautiful and delicate, and reminds me some-what of Art Nouveau style. I have chosen some works from he annual Valentine's card tradition.

The two below are for the Want It! campaign, and are meant to look like what they are