Weekly art websites: Album cover art
Tuesday 30 March 2010
This week's selection of art websites highlights some stunning examples of album artwork and the interesting ways in which artists have recreated traditional CD and vinyl covers to make something new.
Album art remixes by Christian Marclay - http://thedesigninspiration.com/articles/amazing-album-covers-mix-and-match/
The Design Inspiration featured some of Christian Marclay's stunning album cover art collages on their blog. Marclay created these fresh visual looks by juxtaposing record covers from the likes of Michael Jackson with the Black Eyed Peas.
Brickshelf - http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=142497
Classic CD jackets recreated with Lego. The images provide a unique take on album artwork like Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker," Kraftwerk's "Tour De France" and the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine."
Sleevage: Music, Art, Design - http://sleevage.com/
A blog dedicated to unique and original music cover art. The site features one new sleeve every week or so, highlighting some of the best music artwork made from the 1960s to today.
CoverArts - http://www.coverarts.com/
A website that showcases some of the best CD and book cover designs in the hope of inspiring artists, musicians and designers. Visitors to the site can vote on their favorite designs and leave comments for the designers.
Coldplay X&Y Album Art Generator - http://www.ditonus.com/coldcode/
This website will help you to create your own Coldplay-inspired artwork using the same 5-bit alphanumeric encoding the band has on its X&Y album. Just use the box at the top left to type in any alphanumeric characters you choose to create your own cover.
Album Art - http://www.albumart.org
Album Art is a search engine for CD, vinyl and DVD covers. Use it to find up-to-date artwork from your favorite artists and bands.
30+ of the best examples of vinyl sleeveface - http://jetcomx.com/2008/11/03/30-of-the-best-examples-of-vinyl-sleeveface/
Vinyl covers get remixed with real-life situations in these 39 photos.
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