Orange Crate Art
Orange Crate Art is a collection of favourite Orange themed album covers. Some of these sleeves have lept from the screen during those rare moments that it goes to screen saver on the itunes cover art setting, some have been ingrained on my memory since as long as I can remember. I am sure there are plenty of great examples I have overlooked or am not aware exist, so please feel free to comment, add or discuss.
Enjoy - Matt
David Bowie - Low
Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
Caribou - Swim
Brian wilson and Van Dyke Parks - Orange crate Art
Dexter Gordon - Go
Inspiral Carpets - Revenge of the Goldfish
Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Lambchop - Nixon
Led Zeppelin - Remasters
Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
Massive Attack - Heligoland
Neil Halstead - Sleeping on Roads
REM - Monster
Schubert - Unfinished Symphony Beethoven - Symphony No 5
Starsailor - love is here
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
A collection of Album covers that lean heavily upon the influence of Photographer Gregory Crewdson. Crewdson’s photographs usually take place in small town America, but are dramatic and cinematic and they often feature disturbing, surreal events.
See here http://www.aperture.org/crewdson/
The photographs are shot using a large crew, and are elaborately staged and lit. He has cited the films Vertigo, The Night of the Hunter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blue Velvet, and Safe as having influenced his style, as well as the painter Edward Hopper and photographer Diane Arbus.
There is a feeling of dread and an otherworldly quality that allows these elaborate shots to imprint long in the mind, thus allowing ambiguous interpretations to prevail.
This stylistic template indirectly created by Edward Hopper, Gregory Crewdson, Diane Arbus, David Lynch lends itself to the Art of Sleeve design seamlessly, especially for the artist that want the imagery to linger a little longer than the usual band/artist shoot. Isolation and loneliness are two strong themes constantly deployed in Crewdson, Hopper Arbus and Lynch’s work.
If you then combine that with themes of abduction, mortality and a surrealistic approach, then you have the perfect recipe for compelling memorable and timeless cover art.
Please visit the gallery below to see some of bluestream designs contributions.
If you would like to commission a photoshoot for your band, cover or promotional items please get in touch.
Enjoy - Matt
Bats for Lashes - Fur and Gold
Eminem - Curtain Call
FC Kahuna - Machine Says Yes
The Jonas Brothers - A little bit longer
Kanye West - Late Registration
Lee Fields - Problems
Lucinda williams - Car wheels on a gravel road
Pat Metheny - What’s it all about
Professor Green - At your inconvenience
The Streets - Computer and Blues
Recovery - Recovery
Professor Green - Read All about it
TThe Wannadies - Bagsy Me