Thursday, December 24, 2015

More Abstract Comics on Album Covers

Here’s more abstract/semi-abstract, possibly sequential, if you want to look at it that way, art on album covers that I’ve found just for you…

1997 - Liquid Liquid - Liquid Liquid
Cover by Richard McGuire

2002 - Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Vrioon 
Design: Olaf Bender, Carsten Nicolai and Ken Nibori

2005 - Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Revep 
Design: Olaf Bender, Carsten Nicolai and Ken Nibori

2011 - Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Summvs 
Design: Olaf Bender, Carsten Nicolai and Ken Nibori

2011 - Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know (single)
Artwork by Kat Kallady

Version #1:

Version #2:

2011 - Gotye - Making Mirrors
Artwork by Frank De Backer

2014 - Real Estate - Atlas
Artwork by Stefan Knapp

2015 - Love of Diagrams - Blast
(still searching for art/design credits)

2015 - Twentyone Pilots - Blurryface 
Art direction and design by Brandon Rike, Reel Bear Media and Virgilio Tzaj 

2015 - Hillsong United - Empires
Design by Nathan Cahyadi

2015 - New Order - Music Complete 
Cover by Peter Saville

2015 - Capital Kings - II
Artwork by Luke Schoenhals / Design by Boerhaüs

2015 - Trey Anastasio - Paper Wheels
Artwork by Matt Taylor (a.k.a. Matt Varnish, Varnish Studio Inc.)

2015 - Ostgut Ton - Zehn
Artwork – Wolfgang Tillmans / Layout – Yusuf Etiman

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

My minicomic "Alcoholalia," 2004.

A remix of a Maakies comic by Tony Millionaire, done with Mr. Millionaire's permission.  Done entirely in Microsoft Paint, from a pretty lo-res version of the strip (this was 2004, after all) I downloaded from the Maakies website.  It's also been available at UbuWeb but in a slightly mangled format I've never been able to get them to fix.  I'd rather have it seen properly, so I'll post the entire thing here.  

And here is the original Maakies strip:

Here is an old review of Alcoholalia by Derik Badman, who later started making his own abstract comics and ended up contributing to the Abstract Comics anthology.