Sunday, 15 March 2009
This is a new one on me, for those of you who haven't clocked this, I'm ( as in Tom, the singer, you know, the ginger one ) responsible for the artwork for the upcoming record. Thats all been taken care of now, much to my relief as its a huge fucking burden/responsibility/untaking, made doubly so by the fact that we actually had some artwork ready to go done by another artist and for whatever reason we ended up not using it, so I was in the position of having to provide artwork for something that someone else had already had a take on.... not fun.
I should really have been ready for all of this, we as a band are ( pretend this bit is in huge text ) BLOODY FUSSY AT THE BEST OF TIMES ( and back to normal now), so we happily will just change stuff at the last minute. I think it worked out for the best, I wish I could at this point show you what we've done for the art but alas my slave-masters will get medieval on me to the point of barbarism and its Sunday night and I can't be bothered to clean up the mess.
My point being that after all of this, I've now been informed that Single artwork is also required,and wuite frankly I hadn't thought of that at all. Singles? Ghost of a thousand in the hit parade? Somehow I think not, but since Top of the Pops ( for our overseas readers who may have missed this as kids, a mainstay of British Tv for years was the Thurs/Friday night music show TOTP, in which artistes appeared to flog their latest hit, usually by miming incredibly badly to it whilst performing ' live' onstage ) is no longer with us to be honest a Top 40 hit is a number on a CV rather than a huge achievement ( i.e. getting to meet Andy Peters! ). A mighty shame.
But still, yes single artwork, how to approach? Remix of album artwork in simpler style? Plain old Capitol record style text? Big logo? Thoughts on a postcard?
I guess what I'm asking for is if anyone can think of an album they like which its subsiquent single artwork worked really well with it, I'm thinking Ok Computer and its string of hits...let me know I sinking fast.