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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Aug 2017, 6:07pm

Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 4:38pm
I'm thrilled with this thread. Where HTH is concerned, the back cover is the real story.
And what story is being told?
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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Heston » 04 Aug 2017, 6:17pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:07pm
Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 4:38pm
I'm thrilled with this thread. Where HTH is concerned, the back cover is the real story.
And what story is being told?
Drugs and orgies.

The next album cover is the best one.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Aug 2017, 6:28pm

Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:17pm
Drugs and orgies.
KISS doesn't believe in drugs. And it's less orgies than group statutory rape.
The next album cover is the best one.
Destroyer is the iconic one. So much so that I saw it in a black velvet painting in Mexico once. Water always finds its level.
Endut! Hoch Hech!

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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Kory » 04 Aug 2017, 7:03pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:28pm
Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:17pm
Drugs and orgies.
KISS doesn't believe in drugs. And it's less orgies than group statutory rape.
The next album cover is the best one.
Destroyer is the iconic one. So much so that I saw it in a black velvet painting in Mexico once. Water always finds its level.
I almost did that one first because it's the really successful one, but then I wouldn't get to dump on them.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Aug 2017, 7:06pm

Kory wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:28pm
Destroyer is the iconic one. So much so that I saw it in a black velvet painting in Mexico once. Water always finds its level.
I almost did that one first because it's the really successful one, but then I wouldn't get to dump on them.
That's the one where they let L'il Heston know that they're comic book characters, not an actual rock band.
Endut! Hoch Hech!

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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Kory » 04 Aug 2017, 7:07pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:06pm
Kory wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:28pm
Destroyer is the iconic one. So much so that I saw it in a black velvet painting in Mexico once. Water always finds its level.
I almost did that one first because it's the really successful one, but then I wouldn't get to dump on them.
That's the one where they let L'il Heston know that they're comic book characters, not an actual rock band.
They even added their blood to the ink for their comic!
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by revbob » 04 Aug 2017, 7:13pm

Kory wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:28pm
Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:17pm
Drugs and orgies.
KISS doesn't believe in drugs. And it's less orgies than group statutory rape.
The next album cover is the best one.
Destroyer is the iconic one. So much so that I saw it in a black velvet painting in Mexico once. Water always finds its level.
I almost did that one first because it's the really successful one, but then I wouldn't get to dump on them.
The cover of Destroyer while iconic is still silly as all get out. Ace is doing that woerd thing with his legs and Gene looks a bit like Heatmeiser.
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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Aug 2017, 7:15pm

Kory wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:07pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:06pm
Kory wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:28pm
Destroyer is the iconic one. So much so that I saw it in a black velvet painting in Mexico once. Water always finds its level.
I almost did that one first because it's the really successful one, but then I wouldn't get to dump on them.
That's the one where they let L'il Heston know that they're comic book characters, not an actual rock band.
They even added their blood to the ink for their comic!
All those fans, getting an STD from turning the page of a comic.
Endut! Hoch Hech!

I feel that, had he lived, John Lennon would have loved Donkey Kong.

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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Heston » 04 Aug 2017, 7:19pm

DO EVERY KISS ALBUM
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Kory » 04 Aug 2017, 7:21pm

revbob wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:13pm
Kory wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:03pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:28pm
Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 6:17pm
Drugs and orgies.
KISS doesn't believe in drugs. And it's less orgies than group statutory rape.
The next album cover is the best one.
Destroyer is the iconic one. So much so that I saw it in a black velvet painting in Mexico once. Water always finds its level.
I almost did that one first because it's the really successful one, but then I wouldn't get to dump on them.
The cover of Destroyer while iconic is still silly as all get out. Ace is doing that woerd thing with his legs and Gene looks a bit like Heatmeiser.
Right, but as a designer, you always have to think of your client. That cover does exactly what it needs to do. What is KISS if not the silliest band in the world?
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Aug 2017, 7:25pm

Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:19pm
DO EVERY KISS ALBUM
Unmasked is one garbage burrito effort.
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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Wolter » 04 Aug 2017, 10:20pm

Image

It really is a masterpiece...
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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Aug 2017, 6:45am

Kory wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 3:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 2:27pm
JoseUnidos wrote:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 1:49pm
Is it just me or does the logo look kind of warped, making it look like it's also slightly receding into the distance?
The logo's also positioned in a weird place - above but not overlapping the top of Criss' head so it's either really big (like, Hollywood sign big) floating behind the band, or it's really small floating in front of the band. Either way it's a Graphic Design 101 no-no.
Maybe that's what's doing it for me. The positioning is awkward and maybe that's why it seems warped.
It's hard to tell because I don't have a hi-res version of it, but my guess would be that the logo was actually made of rhinestones and photographed from above, as they did everything physically back then. I see what you mean and would blame human error for the wobbliness.
Yep I get the impression the logo is actually there hanging from wire or something as opposed to being added afterwards. Also and probably by accident than design the logo forces you to look at it's imperfection and size ratio so in some form it works.
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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Aug 2017, 6:47am

Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 7:19pm
DO EVERY KISS ALBUM SOME DAMAGE
"NIBBLED TO DEATH BY AN OKAPI"

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Re: Covering Album Covers

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Aug 2017, 8:35am

Returning to this thread, I offer Swans' iconic Filth cover. The teeth x-ray is almost certainly the most recognizable image associated with the band. The typography, tho, mars the impact. What would you do to improve it?
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