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 Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Yellow Submarine, see Part 2. (more…)
“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…)
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…)
“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…)
Ben Wittholz (aka Gumballicious), can point to a single design as his career launching point—his winning Creative Allies entry in the 2011 Ween Commemorative Art Contest for the Hangout Music Festival. Since this breakthrough, Wittholz has gone on to work for artists like Mudhoney and The Melvins and designed everything from business cards to wine labels. (more…)
Although Tennessee-based rock trio Paramore is nearing its 10th anniversary as a band, its front woman Hayley Williams is not yet old enough to rent a car. Which is demonstrated (in the very best way) on the band’s new, self-titled, album where song writing “retains a youthful spirit, but clearly shows [the band's] evolution,” according to Paramore’s bio. Here, Hayley talks to Creative Allies about album art, longevity and feeling fearless. (more…)
Crowdsourcing — which used to be known as “asking your friends and family to chip in toward your artistic endeavor” — has become not only a buzzword, but a business model. And while its usage (from Kickstarter campaigns to images collected from fans to be turned into video projects) has sparked controversy in some cases (Amanda Palmer‘s many crowdsourcing endeavors have proved polarizing), there are many examples of crowdsourcing that have proven to be successful. (more…)