WHY DO WE REDESIGN BOOK COVERS, BUT NOT ALBUM COVERS?

Woooow. Now THIS makes me determined to step my Graphic Design game up!

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I was having a ponder the other day on life, the universe and all that, and began turning over the subject of book covers. The question I was trying to answer was simple…why do book covers change whilst album covers stay the same?

Odd, isn’t it?

The very thought of changing the album sleeve to, say, Dark Side of the Moon, would fill a graphic designer (and Pink Floyd fans) with horror. I mean, can you imagine Nirvana’s Nevermind being reissued with a goldfish, instead of a baby? Or, taking it further, having the cover completely reimagined as a deodorant can that says ‘Teen Spirit’ on it.

It doesn’t work, does it? Album covers have to stay the same otherwise the world seems wrong.

So why is it different for books?

There is the old adage about never judging a book by its cover. (Although, to be honest, I’ve…

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Just A Thought…

As I studied in the case of the Archangel Michael Jackson, that…his sales of records started to, according to the critics, “DECLINE” is NOT because of the QUALITY of his music, which never slipped a notch below perfect for him, but because of the shifting, changing, mutating, twisting, and diminishing tastes of the MASSES as far as music.

Therefore, I keep this in Mind for MYSELF as an Artist of sorts…my Art…will be received by the ones who are MEANT to do so.

And just because I may find myself standing before a crowd of people who just do NOT overstand…it doesn’t have ANYTHING to do with ME or the LACK OF QUALITY in my work. MICHAEL taught me this….

“No, But SERIOUSLY…”

YES, it’s past two o’clock in the morning and YES I’m supposed to be sleep, travelling through Dimensions and Planes of Existence right now, but you know what? It JUST hit me to come and tell you this real quick–

I simply do NOT feel right about proceeding with my blog entries until I really DO tell you the stories I kept saying I’d tell you “in another entry.”

Ha, ha!

Therefore my idea to catch up with myself since I kinda LEFT ME is this: a short series of entries called “The I.O.U. Chapters.”

NO, but SERIOUSLY! I’m going to go back through my previous entries to read what stories I promised to tell you and then…I WILL. 🙂

I’m just SO excited about this blog (and in general at the moment, I had an AWESOME weekend and I’m still high from it all) just in case you can’t tell, so….yup.

‘Tis all for now.

Off to sleep I go.

FOR REAL this time.

Sweet Dreams. XO