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Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« on: May 06, 2020, 06:00:22 PM »
What about it folks?

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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 04:09:44 AM »


At max size (1652 x 1403).
There is a strangeness in simple things.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2020, 06:48:18 AM »
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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 08:03:46 PM »
In classical music I just found the original cover for an album I have on CD.



I wonder if anyone bought it expecting psychedelic trippiness like this?



Each is groovy in it’s own way, I enjoy them both.
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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2020, 11:31:49 PM »
Pretty evocative. Notice the tangled wool on the chair and ball on floor.

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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 01:09:38 AM »
Merzbow’s Pulse Demon:


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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 11:23:28 AM »
Merzbow’s Pulse Demon:



Good choice , cult album era good old merzbow at reek of skronkness, than what about Masonna ''Inner Mind Mystique'', tuelly epic.

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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 11:47:57 AM »
Merzbow’s Pulse Demon:



My avatar even has a headache from looking at that cover.

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 01:00:39 PM »
My avatar even has a headache from looking at that cover.

me too buddy  :) narly art one could says.

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2020, 06:15:37 AM »
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo

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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2020, 08:27:31 PM »

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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2020, 05:41:18 AM »


That is a great cover indeed. Visually calm* and kinetic** at the same time! Text font is simple and functional, althou works well only for LP as some ot the text is too small for CD cover.

* Calm color scheme (green/blue, white and black) + shallow depth of field makes this happen.
** The composition where the bird struggles to fit into the cover square is a stroke of genius hinting the movement and difficulty to get the bird into the "shot."
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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2020, 06:08:18 AM »





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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2020, 06:28:05 AM »




The Mahler is appropriately fantastic but I don't think much of the Schutz

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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2020, 07:06:25 AM »
That's OK. it isn't great art. But definitely well made...I grew up with that "style" - Polish art posters & Milton Glaser - and still love the craft: ink, pen, water colours, colour pencils.

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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2020, 07:24:26 AM »
Pretty evocative. Notice the tangled wool on the chair and ball on floor.



Indeed, very evocative.

To me, gives me a mixed sensation of quiet serenity, solitude and disturbance.
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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2020, 12:30:11 AM »
Indeed, very evocative.
To me, gives me a mixed sensation of quiet serenity, solitude and disturbance.

I looked up "Fall River legend" ... and was in for quite a surprise: Lizzie Borden!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden
So, we'd rather expect bloody axes and hatchets in splitted skulls....on that LP cover. The shadow of the noose is puzzling, as is the wool on the rocking chair..... !

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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2020, 02:20:26 AM »
I looked up "Fall River legend" ... and was in for quite a surprise: Lizzie Borden!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden
So, we'd rather expect bloody axes and hatchets in splitted skulls....on that LP cover. The shadow of the noose is puzzling, as is the wool on the rocking chair..... !

I see what you mean. I can only think the noose and tangled wool are symbolic. The cover design is by George Maas, I cannot find any information on him.
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Re: Best looking CD/LP for sleeve & artwork
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2021, 03:55:51 PM »


Except too bad about the telephone pole.