I'm taking a course in typeface design and the assignment was to take something that was done in a particular style or school and reinterpret it in a different style. So, like an idiot, I chose to redesign The Beatles White Album. It seemed like a good idea at the time, of course voting for Ronald Reagan in 1980 seemed like a good idea too, but that's a different story. It turns out that the Beatles were planning on naming the album A Doll's House after the Ibsen play but shortly before its release another group released an album titled Song's From The Doll's House and it was determined that the similarities were too great so the Beatles scrapped the title altogether. This sent the design for the jacket cover in to a tailspin and without a title or concept (the album is just a collection of songs) it was decided to release the album without a jacket design - essentially blank. The white album design is quintessentially "modern" in the Swiss style and my challenge was to redesign it in a post-modern style, saddled with all the same limitations i.e., no title, concept or direction. I chose to create individual logos for all thirty songs and lay them out on the jacket as they would look when the jacket was unfolded (it's a double album).
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
It's been a while since my last post so I thought I'd put something up. I took these for Digital Imaging with Hickman. Photographers rarely photograph themselves. We always seem to be looking away at something outside ourselves. These images represent three of my favorite things: my Harley, my art, and my dog. If I could get paid to just ride my bike around the country with my dog and take pictures at bike rallies, I'd be a happy man.