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Posted: 3/11/2006 8:53:54 AM EDT
I just put in Tool's "AEnima" CD and realized that it was probably the most creative CD artwork I've ever seen. For those who haven't seen it, it's one of those "moving artwork" pieces (actually several) that work with the special grooved plastic on the CD box. Tilt the case back and forth and the picture changes. The coolest is the before and after california earthquake map that's under the CD.

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:57:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
I just put in Tool's "AEnima" CD and realized that it was probably the most creative CD artwork I've ever seen. For those who haven't seen it, it's one of those "moving artwork" pieces (actually several) that work with the special grooved plastic on the CD box. Tilt the case back and forth and the picture changes. The coolest is the before and after california earthquake map that's under the CD.




useless word of the day: lenticular

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:04:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By bastiat:
I just put in Tool's "AEnima" CD and realized that it was probably the most creative CD artwork I've ever seen. For those who haven't seen it, it's one of those "moving artwork" pieces (actually several) that work with the special grooved plastic on the CD box. Tilt the case back and forth and the picture changes. The coolest is the before and after california earthquake map that's under the CD.




useless word of the day: lenticular

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing



Hah - I knew somebody here would come up with the name for the printing technique! I was going to search for it but realized I'd spend 10 minutes searching for the right name when someone could nail it in a few minutes.

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:17:37 AM EDT
The Beatles' "White Album"?

No, just messing with you.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:19:37 AM EDT
Pink Floyd - The Wall.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:34:00 AM EDT
I was always partial to Hippgnosis' work. They used to do a ton of album covers. I do believe they did Pink Floyds 'The Wall' album.

The other guy that comes to mind is the guy that did Uriah Heep and Yes album covers. Roger something.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:36:27 AM EDT
Smell the Glove, without a doubt.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:43:26 AM EDT
A Second vote for Pink Floyd, The Wall.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:49:00 AM EDT
Sticking with Tool, Lateralus' artwork by alex gray is pretty cool.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:56:57 AM EDT

When I was younger, I always liked the Iron Maiden album covers

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[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 10:14:17 AM EDT by yekimak]
Lords of Acid - VooDoo-U
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:10:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
When I was younger, I always liked the Iron Maiden album covers




+1 for Iron Maiden album covers. Eddie.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:11:08 AM EDT
the original The Black Crowes "Amorica" cover.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:11:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 10:14:38 AM EDT by Nimrod1193]
Just about anything done by Storm Thorgerson.

Edited to add link.

www.stormthorgerson.com/window.html
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:35:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 10:37:53 AM EDT by Maggot]
+1 for Iron Maiden



Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:39:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
Just about anything done by Storm Thorgerson.

Edited to add link.

www.stormthorgerson.com/window.html



He was one of the 3 geniuses of Hipgnosis. They've done a couple of well known albums:

Hipgnosis was a British art design group that formed in 1968 which specialized in creating cover art for rock albums, mostly notably for Pink Floyd, Genesis, Led Zeppelin & Black Sabbath. Hipgnosis consisted primarily of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson. The group dissolved in 1983, but Thorgerson still works on Pink Floyd and other album designs.

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(Partial) Catalog of Album Covers

A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)A Saucerful of Secrets, Pink Floyd, 1968
Ummagumma, Pink Floyd, 1969
Cochise, Cochise, 1970
The Madcap Laughs, Syd Barrett, 1970
Atom Heart Mother, Pink Floyd, 1970
Relics, Pink Floyd, 1971
Meddle, Pink Floyd, 1971
Electric Warrior, T. Rex, 1971
Elegy, The Nice, 1971
Obscured by Clouds, Pink Floyd, 1972
Venus and Mars, Wings, 1972
Argus, Wishbone Ash, 1972
Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin, 1973
Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd, 1973
Thunderbox, Humble Pie, 1974
A Nice Pair, Pink Floyd, 1974
Phenomenon, UFO, 1974
Uno, Uno, 1974
Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd, 1975
Force It, UFO, 1975
The Original Soundtrack, 10CC, 1975
Modern Times, Al Stewart, 1975
Savage Eye, Pretty Things, 1975
Cunning Stunts, Caravan, 1975
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, AC/DC, 1976
Jump On It, Montrose, 1976
How Dare You!, 10cc, 1976
I, Peter Gabriel, 1977
Animals, Pink Floyd, 1977
Deceptive Bends, 10CC, 1977
II, Peter Gabriel, 1978
Love Drive, Scorpions, 1978
Tormato, Yes, 1978
Bloody Tourist, 10CC, 1978
Back to the Bars, Todd Rundgren, 1978
Live Herald, Steve Hillage, 1979
Freeze Frame, Godley-Creme, 1979
III, Peter Gabriel, 1980
Difficult to Cure, Rainbow, 1980
Do They Hurt, Brand-X, 1980
A Collection of Great Dance Songs, Pink Floyd, 1981
昨晩お会いしましょう, 松任谷由実, 1981
Tug of War, Paul McCartney, 1982
Danger Money, UK (band)
Tightly Knit, Climax Blues Band
Toe Fat, Toe Fat
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:50:33 AM EDT
OK...here are a few album covers by Hipgonosis and a couple by Roger Dean:





These by Rodger Dean:




I'm old, so I remember most of this stuff.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 11:19:44 AM EDT
I always liked this 1

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 12:52:29 PM EDT
Grim Reaper "See You in Hell"
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 12:56:07 PM EDT
Not that it matters about the artwork, but I thought I read somewhere the lead singer for Iron Maiden 'likes the fellas'?

Or was that Judiest Priest?
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:03:14 PM EDT
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Styx Paradise Theater - The actual LP had a design that looked like it was laser-etched into the vinyl.

The album cover design was pretty unique, too.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:06:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chokey:
the original The Black Crowes "Amorica" cover.


+1
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:14:19 PM EDT
Boston - Boston
Boston - Dont look back
Boston - Third Stage = especially
Boston - Walk On
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:18:20 PM EDT
pushead hands down.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:22:58 PM EDT
I have a Steve Vai CD cover like that. Another band I like is a Canadien band band called the Tragically Hip that has on one of thier cd covers a Maple tree in a bunch of different colors. It's pretty cool looking.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:23:19 PM EDT
bah...

Led Zep III. with the spinning disk that changed the image in the cut outs.

same with Led Zep's Physical Graffiti. change the window pictures
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 1:26:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 1:36:48 PM EDT by themadhatter]
for you non pink floyd fans it a EAR.king crimson's 1st album
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Link Posted: 3/11/2006 2:51:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:
Boston - Boston
Boston - Dont look back
Boston - Third Stage = especially
Boston - Walk On



I had the first Boston album for years before I noticed that if you flip the album cover upside down, the spaceships become guitars. cool!
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 3:29:53 PM EDT
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I liked Pink Floyd's PULSE CD, it had a blinking red LED in the spine.

Really stood out out on the shelf.

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 3:35:53 PM EDT
When I saw the tread I thought, Lataralus by Tool, then started arguing with myself between that one and AEnima....both are trippy...
cant wait for the new cd due out and of May...


'LEARN TO SWIM"
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 3:41:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 3:44:55 PM EDT by chips]
my personal favorite is the artwork from poison the well's "opposite of december". and the previous ablum, "distance only makes the heart grow fonder", uses a very similar cover, but replaces the skull with roses. i prefer the skull...


Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:38:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjrowley:
I liked Pink Floyd's PULSE CD, it had a blinking red LED in the spine.

Really stood out out on the shelf.

www.stormthorgerson.com/images/art/bs/PF_bst_PulseSpine.gif



My copy kept blinking for 4-5 years.
I think the Yes album cover were always pretty cool.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:41:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:53:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Smell the Glove, without a doubt.



The original version, or the one that the P.C. Police made them put out?







I was always partial toThick as a Brick.
The original one that was like a newspaper, that you could open and read.
And for that matter, Aqualung.


HKO
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:01:23 PM EDT




SG
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:07:29 PM EDT
Iron Maiden's covers in general.

Especially the Live After Death & Somewhere In Time covers
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:26:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
Pink Floyd - The Wall Dark Side of The Moon.

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:29:46 PM EDT
Frazetta doing art for Molly Hatchet.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:38:23 PM EDT
Gotta be Iron Maiden and also DIO.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:40:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Smell the Glove, without a doubt.



LOL!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Best song on that album... Big Bottom!!
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:40:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By themadhatter:
daka242.is-vt.net/pf_covers/pink_floyd_-_meddle_a.jpg for you non pink floyd fans it a EAR.www.agharta.net/Court.jpgking crimson's 1st album



+1
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:43:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ScaryGuy:
ironmaiden.webvis.net/images/Albums/PowerSlave/PowerSlave.jpg

metspain.hispadominio.com/imagenes/master.jpg

SG



have you found all the hidden pics in the heiroglyphics? Cool stuff. Cant really see them on the CD cover but on the Album cover you can.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:45:07 PM EDT
You know what this is on the cover dont you?

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:46:24 PM EDT
The wall and Anema all the way
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:53:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
You know what this is on the cover dont you?

pochettescd.free.fr/images/m/Metallica_load-front.jpg



It' an "art" piece called "Semen and Blood" by Serrano, the same "artist that put a crucifix in his own urine.

Weak album cover art, although it certainly gave new perspective on the title "Load"

SG
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:53:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/11/2006 8:57:12 PM EDT by John Parker]
Yes, Tales From Topographic Oceans, when I was younger I would look at that cover for hours and imagine myself in that world. Any of the Yes covers that Roger Dean did are amazing.





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Steven
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:56:58 PM EDT
Yet another vote for the Frazetta art on the Molly Hatchett albums!


Woody
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