Worst looking CD/LP artwork

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Quote from: geralmar on April 30, 2023, 07:08:09 PMMaybe it's just me.

 
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I improved that artwork with simple modifications:

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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Peter Power Pop on May 06, 2023, 09:18:37 PMUm...


That's rather bizarre...made me think that he was either being x-rayed or had been exposed to a nasty dose of radiation!  :o

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pjme

It is a photographical technique datung from the thirties/ Man Ray, then considered quite avant garde. So, in a way it does suit Haba.

solarization : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solarization_(photography)







Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: pjme on May 08, 2023, 07:16:57 AMIt is a photographical technique datung from the thirties/ Man Ray, then considered quite avant garde. So, in a way it does suit Haba.

solarization : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solarization_(photography)







Thanks for the information!  Quite interesting!  :)

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Madiel

Quote from: Peter Power Pop on May 06, 2023, 09:18:37 PMUm...



Rather than inducing a desire to listen to chamber music, that induces a desire to call a doctor.
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Peter Power Pop

"A horse is a horse of course, of course...
...That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mozart Requiem."


Madiel

Quote from: Peter Power Pop on May 10, 2023, 09:21:30 PM"A horse is a horse of course, of course...
...That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mozart Requiem."



Paris? Napoleon?

I dunno. It's a nice enough picture even if the meaning currently escapes me. But we've had plenty of examples before on this thread where it turns out there IS a meaning.

I honestly question the wisdom of people using this thread for "I don't understand this cover", because to me worst looking artwork will generally mean the actual image is poor quality. And this isn't.
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Peter Power Pop

Quote from: Madiel on May 10, 2023, 10:26:50 PMParis? Napoleon?

I dunno. It's a nice enough picture even if the meaning currently escapes me. But we've had plenty of examples before on this thread where it turns out there IS a meaning.

I honestly question the wisdom of people using this thread for "I don't understand this cover", because to me worst looking artwork will generally mean the actual image is poor quality. And this isn't.

As a photo, I think it's a good one.

But overall, my main point is: If it has some arcane or cryptic meaning, why create an artwork that might be understood by only a select few, if at all?

Jo498

The only connection I could see would be Napoleon; cf. the famous picture with him on horseback. Hegel called Bonaparte "Weltgeist zu Pferde", "the world spirit on horseback", roughly a concrete personalization of the spirit that moves world history.
Tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos, dans une chambre.
- Blaise Pascal

Peter Power Pop

Quote from: Jo498 on May 11, 2023, 12:54:39 AMThe only connection I could see would be Napoleon; cf. the famous picture with him on horseback. Hegel called Bonaparte "Weltgeist zu Pferde", "the world spirit on horseback", roughly a concrete personalization of the spirit that moves world history.

That's as good an explanation as any.

DavidW

I'm frankly surprised that nobody here understands the cover.  Because I am an atheist and I got it:

QuoteAnd I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Book of Revelations 6:8

So no it is a great cover.

Madiel

#4273
Quote from: Peter Power Pop on May 10, 2023, 11:57:38 PMAs a photo, I think it's a good one.

But overall, my main point is: If it has some arcane or cryptic meaning, why create an artwork that might be understood by only a select few, if at all?

Because it's artwork, not a library catalogue entry. It's designed to evoke a mood. If you want understanding that's what the track list on the back is for. Or the liner notes.
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pjme

#4274
Quote from: DavidW on May 11, 2023, 04:35:21 AMI'm frankly surprised that nobody here understands the cover.  Because I am an atheist and I got it:

Book of Revelations 6:8

So no it is a great cover.

Can I read some irony in your answer? ::)




Florestan

Actually, it's a subtle reference to Magritte. This is not a horse. The real one is dead. Requiem eternam dona eis domine et lux perpetua luceat eis (and indeed, the horse which is not a horse is in a typically equine resting position and there's shining light behind the horse which is not a horse). ;D
I love Italian opera – it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and Death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate — D. H. Lawrence

Franco_Manitobain

Quote from: Florestan on May 11, 2023, 06:35:24 AMActually, it's a subtle reference to Magritte. This is not a horse. The real one is dead. Requiem eternam dona eis domine et lux perpetua luceat eis (and indeed, the horse which is not a horse is in a typically equine resting position and there's shining light behind the horse which is not a horse). ;D

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Papy Oli

Quote from: Florestan on May 11, 2023, 06:35:24 AMActually, it's a subtle reference to Magritte. This is not a horse. The real one is dead. Requiem eternam dona eis domine et lux perpetua luceat eis (and indeed, the horse which is not a horse is in a typically equine resting position and there's shining light behind the horse which is not a horse). ;D

Nom d'une pipe... :P
Olivier

Wanderer

Quote from: DavidW on May 11, 2023, 04:35:21 AMI'm frankly surprised that nobody here understands the cover.  Because I am an atheist and I got it:

Book of Revelations 6:8

So no it is a great cover.

Furthermore, regarding the Paisiello Coronation Mass, the horse connection may be that as an Emperor, Napoleon's horse would also be white.
The connection between Mozart's Requiem and Napoleon, on the other hand, is not speculative: the work was performed during his final burial in Les Invalides in 1841.

Florestan

I love Italian opera – it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and Death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate — D. H. Lawrence