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“Under the Covers” with Milow

Milow-North-And-South“Well album artwork has always been very important to me,” said Jonathan Vandenbroeck, better known as Milow, in a interview with Creative Allies. “I’ve released three albums, and every time I try to to really pay a lot of attention to the album artwork. And, my latest album that came out a few years ago, North and South, had actually the most ambitious artwork project so far.”

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“Under the Covers” with Walk the Moon

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“You know, we were working with this guy named Mike Perry,” said Nicholas Petricca of Walk the Moon on the artist for their self-titled album.

“We were giving him ideas for what we thought the cover should be, and he was giving us stuff and everything was great, but nothing was quite right,” said Petricca. “Nothing was quite fitting.” (more…)

“Under the Covers” with The National

The National“It is my sister, [she] got stuck in a mouse hole when I was a kid,” said Matt Berninger jokingly of  The National‘s cover art for Trouble Will Find Me.

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Pushing the boundaries of music: designing a graphic for Mountain Oasis

MtnOasisPosterAs Ben Riddell, the Art Director for AC Entertainment knows, there’s a lot more to a successful festival than just a stellar music lineup. He is currently at work on the branding of a new festival, Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit (which takes many cues from Moogfest, previously promoted by AC Entertainment). Ben talked to Creative Allies about what makes for great festival art, and his thoughts on the Mountain Oasis merch design contest.

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Beatles album art, part 3

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This is Part-3 of a three part series on Beatles cover art. Check out Part 1 for albums from the early-mid 60′s including With The Beatles, Rubber Soul, and “The Butcher Cover.” For RevolverSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Yellow Submarine, see Part 2. (more…)

“Under the Covers” with Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson“Yeah, so, that one’s actually a photograph of my dad when he was maybe 20 years old or so,” said Jack Johnson of the cover art for To The Sea. “It’s an old photo we had in our family albums and it’s him building a wave out of just some found wood in the salt flats outside of Berkley.” (more…)

Beatles album art, part 2

Revolver

This is Part 2 of a three part series on the cover art of the Beatles. Check out Part 1 for albums from the early-mid 60′s including With the Beatles, Rubber Soul, and “The Butcher Cover.” (more…)

“Under the Covers” with John Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates“It’s interesting that you chose that album because we’ve made, what, 26 albums and that’s the only album, that cover, that anyone ever talks about,” said John Oates of the cover art for Daryl Hall & John Oates (1975). (more…)

Beatles album art, part 1

With_The_Beatles_-Mono-It’s been 50 years since the release of the first Beatles album (Please Please Me in March of 1963), and even though the band’s recording career was short-lived (their 12th and final studio album, Let It Be, dropped in May of 1970), the band’s impact far surpassed its single decade of performances.

Beatles bassist and songwriter Paul McCartney headlined this year’s Bonnaroo festival (Huffington Post reported that he didn’t just play but dominated with a 24-song set) just days before his 71st birthday.

Creative Allies takes a look back at the Beatles cover art. (more…)

“Under the Covers” with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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“I blinked and saw a diagonal line with a circle breaking it up and for me what it mean was it represented the idea of duality and division,” said Alex Ebert, frontman of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, about the inspiration for the cover art for Here(more…)