entries Tagged as [music]

Blue Lights

Covers for Kenny Burrell’s Blue Lights. Reid Miles, design; Andy Warhol, illustration. Blue Note Records, 1958.

Just because.

Sunday Rock, analog Cyrillic

‘Specialization of our school is contemporary music teaching for kids and teenagers’

Modern Dog recently created this poster for Sunday Rock, a music school in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

And I provided Robynne and Co. some quick Cyrillic type the old fashioned way: Scanned in from early 20th Century sources, pieced together letter by letter.

Four different scripts combined to have similar weight, rough edges, heavy caps. I’ve been doing a bunch of work this way lately – sometimes one has to go back to basics.

And on weathered days (like today) vinyl sounds better than digital.

Born, Raised, David A. Smith and John Mayer

‘David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer.’

More on David A. Smith here.

She said

‘The very first rock and roll Music Video. A stop motion film of the Beatles singing ‘I Feel Fine’ drawn by Stephen Verona and hand colored by Verona and John Lennon’


‘Signage for an alternative music festival.’

The work of Dani Wolf.

Found via YouWorkForThem

‘Want it Back’

New video for Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra’s Want It Back. Lettering by Curran James.

Found via aeroplanegirl

‘Sticks + Stones’

‘Check out one of the songs i’m most proud of – my cowrite with Nicola Roberts on a very personal, epic and beautiful ballad.’ –Maya von Doll, Sohodolls

Video for Nicola Roberts’ Sticks + Stones.

Sticks + Stones brings back memories. When one is ‘creative,’ one doesn’t always fit in.

And you know what I’ve learned over the years? It’s fucking cool to not fit in.


Video for The Ting Tings’ Silence.


‘Written by T. Bryant & L. Origliasso’

Found via Lisa Veronica

‘Battle in Me’

Fan-made video for Garbage’s new single, Battle in Me.

New album – Not Your Kind of People – drops May 22 (May 15 on itunes) – and I’m really loving this beautiful g they’ve found  . . .

Found via Garbage

Gaga Dance

Lady Gaga performing Just Dance from last year’s HBO special.

Caught the rerun this week.

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