Friday, March 28, 2008

Are music graphics dead post-digital?

The music industry is set for massive upheaval, with digital distribution destabilizing long-held business models. How will this affect the designers who create the all-important visual imagery? asks Adrian Shaughnessy [read the rest of this article]

Saturday, March 15, 2008

1969 Woodstock Poster

Artist: Arnold Skolnick

The Woodstock dove is really a catbird; originally, it perched on a flute. "I was staying on Shelter Island off Long Island, and I was drawing catbirds all the time," said artist Arnold Skolnick. "As soon as Ira Arnold (a copywriter on the project) called with the copy-approved Three Days of Peace and Music, I just took the razor blade and cut that catbird out of the sketchpad I was using. "First, it sat on a flute. I was listening to jazz at the time, and I guess thats why. But anyway, it sat on a flute for a day, and I finally ended up putting it on a guitar."

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Anita Kunz - Talking Heads Cover

Above: A great cover concept by Anita Kunz for a Talking Heads cover that never saw the light of day.