Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pierced Arrows - Descending Shadows LP

this one is not so new anymore, but i really love the layout to this Pierced Arrows LP.... the art was done by Simone Müller, who did a brilliant job putting together this front cover collage out of live band photos. i absolutely love that there are all these abstract images going on in this piece, yet there's no real focal point to the cover other than the typography. that said, when these abstracted dark and moody live photos are all arranged together, they create a very powerful and personal portrait of the band. note the little drawn in pencil sketch that has been cropped into the top center.... that simple hand done element adds a lot of personality to the art while complimenting the hand done type.

the back cover is loaded with even more of those really nice personal touches every where you look... the Side A and B icons up in the left corner, the track denotations with the little arrows next to them, the word "credits" being hand written... all combined with neatly typed lyrics and another abstract band photo....

in case you were wondering, this is what it looks like when you are able to perfectly transition the mood and style of the record jacket onto the A and B labels... god damn, i love that cropped / tilted typeface they use for their name... so good!

this is out on Vice Records (weird, right!?!?), you can get it here..

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