Top 5 Album Sleeves of the Month: March
Here are our Top 5 shortlisted entries for March's Album Sleeves of the Month:
5. Meet You - Century Palm
Designed by: Michael George Haddad
Haddad's silkscreen print channels the work of Magritte and Dali to create a puzzling landscape design, emanating a kind of metaphysical aura that makes you question the nature of your mind. A relatively simple concept, this piece is nonetheless incredibly thought-provoking.
4. Hot Thoughts - Spoon
Designed by: Christine Messersmith
Spoon's Hot Thoughts design is imagined perfectly by Messersmith; the array of vivid, watery colours bleeding into each other produces this hot-headed, temperamental effect that one would associate with the most potent human emotions: strong love, absolute rage, radiant joy, and possibly even grief.
3. FROM DEEWEE - Soulwax
Designed by: Ill Studio
The cover image for Soulwax's eighth album features an AKG binaural microphone shaped like a human head, which captures sound in both the left and right ears. The creative minds at Ill Studio take art direction to new heights, producing all sorts of unique pieces like this, as well as intricate installations and epic visuals for clients including Louis Vuitton, L'Officiel, and Christophe Lemaire to name a few.
2. World Eater - Blanck Mass
Designed by: Carli Davidson
Aphex Twin protegé and spin-off of "Rainbow-Rock" enthusiasts Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power, a.k.a., Blanck Mass, carved out his niche back in 2010, and has since been producing all sorts of bizarre sounds since. It's only fitting, then, that he have a unorthodox record sleeve to match his persona. This sleeve being the work of wildlife-whisperer Carli Davidson, who manages to capture remarkable images of animals in any sort of scenario.
1. Volcano - Temples
Designed by: Jonathan Zawada
Cross-discipline artist and designer Jonathan Zawada has produced a smooth vector image using a tertiary palette, simple shapes, and gradients to create this 3-dimensional lock and key symbol. The full LP features four different striking colour variations of this design, which sits well with the trippy new aesthetic Temples have adopted.