My Son’s T-Shirt Art

I have rarely written about my son’s art on this blog. He majored in graphics design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His first job after high school was working as a silkscreen artist for a T-Shirt company.

I love his design sensibilities. I want to help him promote a T-Shirt design he is featuring for sale on Cotton Bureau, Psychadelic Sunset.  He writes, “The shapes we see in the clouds are a side effect of happiness. What do you see?”

You can see more of the T-Shirt colors here. He is selling them for a nominal price and has 4 more days to sell 4 shirts. He needs to sell 12 to get his print run printed. He’s 2/3rds of the way there.

I appreciate you taking the time to look at my son’s T-Shirt art.

Proud Father

 

The Pink Floyd Album For The 21st Century

I can always count on Uncut Magazine to deliver the definitive progressive rock cover story. Yesterday, Pink Floyd announced to the world that they will be releasing their 15th studio recording, The Endless River, on November 10th, 2014.

Uncut Magazine followed suit today by making available the digital magazine edition of the November 2014 issue for my iPad. I’m Lovin It!

Storm Thorgerson Joins The Great Gig In The Sky

I was very saddened to learn that genius music graphic designer Storm Thorgerson had passed away. He joins that well deserved  Great Gig In The Sky.

We first met in our early teens. We would gather at Sheep’s Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. Nothing has ever really changed.

He has been a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend.

The artworks that he created for Pink Floyd from 1968 to the present day have been an inseparable part of our work.

I will miss him.

David Gilmour

Santana Album Art and Artists

I have really come to appreciate the depth and vision of the artwork that Carlos Santana chooses for his album covers. This blog post is dedicated to the visual artists and painters who have created truly memorable Santana art.

I begin with the Santana album by Fillmore West poster artist Lee Conklin, my favorite album cover of all 37 Santana album covers.

I was further blown away by the art of Mati Klarwein whose art became the cover for the second Santana album, Abraxas.

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We then jump ahead in time to my favorite of all the visual artists, Michael Rios who has designed five Santana album covers, but is best known for the art for Supernatural.

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I am very taken with the artwork by Rudy Gutierrez that became the cover for Shaman.

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The cover art of Shape Shifter was created by famed Comanche artist Rance Hood.  Rance Hood is one of the few Native American artists who still paints in the manner which echoes the traditional Indian culture and spirituality of the past.  His themes are mystical, spiritual, developing his work through the customs and religious practices which were passed down to him.

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Rock Music Photographers, A-Z, Hipgnosis

Innovative, sensational, captivating, these are the thoughts I have when I witness the photography and graphic design of Hipgnosis. The creative genius of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson making memorable album covers that embellish the music.

The definitive book about album cover art is Album Cover Album which provides a rich, colorful portfolio of album art to discover.