The Treehouse + The Cave

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Friday, October 27, 2006

On Album Covers

Stereo Gum

Rather proud of this. Even prouder of what a designer friend said, "you're saving the form for us".

Anonymous Anonymous thought:


You should be proud - both creating and preserving art - all in one go!

October 28, 2006 at 8:33 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:


I can safely say that I would never have made it to art school, nor printmaking and commercial printing, had I missed out on an era of essential cover art. I owe a lot to all the designers who've built the form.

Whether it was the classic covers in my parents crates--Starship, Floyd, Beatles--the hand-silkscreened seven-inches of my punk rock/hardcore days--or the vector twelve-inches of my entry into techno--all taught me art references something, it plays on another, it can be democratic, distributed, packaged, layered, symbolic, serial. Really, many of my principle strategies descend from my experience with my cover art collection.

And thus work descended from my collection as well. My best friend said the other day, "you only came up with CoverFlow becuase you were the only person with 80,000 cleaned songs (perfect metadata, hi-res album art embedded)".

Can't say there isn't truth to that.


October 28, 2006 at 5:46 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger nk thought:

This is such great news. Congratulations on reifying such an excellent idea.

November 6, 2006 at 5:18 PM - Comment Permalink  

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