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Offline Florestan

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Best looking CD/LP artwork
« on: November 24, 2015, 06:36:11 AM »
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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 07:06:00 AM »
The biggest designer name currently as regards LPs is Alex Steinweiss.
 
But I´ll post some spectacular LP examples by a few other interesting ones:



Denisa Dvorakova-Wagnerova



Frank Marvin



Gene Szafran



Paul Huf





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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2015, 07:16:03 AM »
That´s the spirit! Onwards!  :D
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2015, 07:18:17 AM »


Bob Pepper



Roger Hane



Dick Elllescas



Herbert Norton Rogoff
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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2015, 07:20:24 AM »
There is an earlier similar thread, I don't remember its title now though.
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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2015, 07:25:56 AM »


Cover aside, this is a superb box! Highly recommended for Schubert or choral music fans.
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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 07:49:27 AM »


Cover aside, this is a superb box! Highly recommended for Schubert or choral music fans.

The composition and motif is quite good, but the setting itself dates from Schoenberg´s early period, rather than Schubert´s ;D

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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2015, 07:57:22 AM »
The composition and motif is quite good, but the setting itself dates from Schoenberg´s early period, rather than Schubert´s   ;D

You are right, but --- Schubert himself woudn´t have refrained from having a pint or two with his friends while composing a dozen Lieder, would he?  8)
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 08:06:56 AM »
You are right, but --- Schubert himself woudn´t have refrained from having a pint or two with his friends while composing a dozen Lieder, would he?  8)

Yes, and there were probably moments when matters like exact chronology became less important ;D
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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 08:22:24 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2015, 08:34:21 AM »
That´s the spirit! Onwards!  :D

That album artwork for the Groves Lemminkainen Legends is awesome.
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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2015, 10:50:24 AM »
Can we merge the threads? Anyway, few of my recent faves..


(not a fan of covers featuring the conductor in a prominent fashion but this one's perfect)





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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2015, 11:11:49 AM »
Can we merge the threads? Anyway, few of my recent faves..


(not a fan of covers featuring the conductor in a prominent fashion but this one's perfect)

It also makes me wonder whether the photo was done intentionally while Brüggen was still alive, or if he was propped there when the body was still warm.  :o  ::)
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2015, 11:16:12 AM »
Eek!
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2015, 11:25:05 AM »
It also makes me wonder whether the photo was done intentionally while Brüggen was still alive, or if he was propped there when the body was still warm.  :o  ::)

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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2015, 11:33:40 AM »
It's true! Finnish people DO have darker thoughts!

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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2015, 11:42:51 AM »
It's true! Finnish people DO have darker thoughts!
Ha! Well, in portrait paintings, people are often dead (or Christ or Dürer) if their face is aligned with their chest.
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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2015, 02:28:21 PM »
Badass.




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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2015, 10:49:52 PM »
^^^
Those are very good indeed. The train motif in 1) is related to a movement title in one of the quartets.

A few more, all specifically done for the LP release:









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Re: Best looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2016, 08:39:14 AM »
Artwork I made for a recent article I wrote. No idea if it will be published, though.

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