Stereogum asked me to design a cover for their latest tribute compilation. Entitled Enjoyed: A Tribute to Bjork’s Post, the collection features covers by the likes of Dirty Projectors, Xiu Xiu, and Atlas Sound to name a few. You may remember the post about Drive XV, the REM tribute, this is the follow up to that release.
In the spirit of the tribute album, they asked that I base my cover off the original. I really enjoy this sort of work as it’s a lot of fun to approach an existing composition and try to see it from another perspective.
Below is a taste of what’s in store. Check it out then download the full album for free from Stereogum!
Dirty Projectors – Hyperballad
"John Whitney’s demo reel of work created with his analog computer/film camera magic machine he built from a WWII anti-aircraft gun sight. Also Whitney and the techniques he developed with this machine were what inspired Douglas Trumbull (special fx wizard) to use the slit scan technique on 2001: A Space Odyssey."
This reminds me a lot of the 70’s network identification animations. Anyone know of a modern software emulator for this sort of effect?
Some good stuff from Erlend Øye’s other project.I never get tired of hearing him over this sort of stripped down dance-rock.
Whitest Boy Alive – Burning
Some random B&W niceties.
Thanks to my parents and their friends I grew up on bands like Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, et al. and if asked my favorite band of all time now I think I would still have to say Led Zeppelin (after a long internal debate between them and the latter-day Beatles). Of all Zeppelin’s albums I always enjoyed 1973’s Houses of the Holy most. I really love all of their album covers; the imagery they employed is so organic and transcendent. I have an original copy of Led Zeppelin III with the 2 piece cover and rotating artwork, I’ll post that one soon.
There’s a great discussion of the origin of the Houses of the Holy cover art on wikipedia.
Led Zeppelin – Over The Hills and Far Away
"Operazione: aria per Milano (Ente provinciale per il turismo"
Advertising Office: Unimark International
Via Pink Ponk
"Five British Graphic Designers"
Advertising Office: Studio Coppola
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Urb Magazine’s 14th annual "Next 100" issue is on shelves now and this year they were kind enough to include me in the list.
"The only thing more beautiful than the mesmerizing design and print work he creates under the ISO50 name might be Scott Hansen’s rich analog signal path. As Tycho, this San Francisco artist has an absolute lock on daydream downtempo, fusing thick, fuzzy beats with lush synths, samples and guitars. Buy the ticket, take the ride. RT – Urb Magazine"
Kind words indeed, much appreciated.