"Impossible"

Posted by: Dadge

"Impossible" - Thu, 29 Jun 2006 21:35:00

I'm (we're) looking forward to John and Louis's new album and I'm (we're) sure the artwork will be great. But I thought it might be fun, and help us to pass the time to design our own covers for the album. The title is certainly open to many interpretations!

Link to your masterpiece from this thread. A
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 02:11:00

Interesting idea! I have to admit, I've done these in about half an hour, so no great time spent on them. But I wanted to have at least heard some of the new stuff before doing anything - now I have, I felt I could play, like you say, just for fun!





The word 'impossible' made me think of round shapes, for some bizarre reason, and this piece of artwork I had made a couple of years ago seemed to work nicely.



This one uses John's eyes from one of the pictures I took. The camera shake made such a cool little efect over his pupils, so I thought it would look good in a cover context.



In the blue light, blue light...
Posted by: Cerise

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 04:15:00

Very nice - love the first one! laugh
Posted by: METAL BEAT

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 04:45:00

Alex, John will be commisioning you to do his covers smile . They are all good but I love the third one. It has a sense of mystery about it almost "The hidden Man"
Regards
Peter
Posted by: waldronsteven843

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 05:36:00

i like the 3rd one (but the're all good)
Posted by: newvox

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 06:51:00

The first is my favourite for these days, but the third looks more like John's early days.
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 06:55:00

Quote:
Originally posted by METAL BEAT:
Alex, John will be commisioning you to do his covers smile
Oh, I wish!! If only.....
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 16:03:00

I really envy people who have an eye for design. Well done Alex, very nice. smile
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 16:24:00

Thanks smile
Posted by: birdsong

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 16:51:00

The last one is excellent.

Interesting that you have used caps throughout too, which I think works well.

Brilliant work!
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 01 Aug 2006 17:13:00

The last one is probably my own favourite. They were fun to do.
Posted by: birdsong

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 08 Aug 2006 22:45:00

Having seen the cover of Live from a Room, I've finished off something I've been playing with.

Two or three images Photoplopped together, cuz I can't actually draw myself smile

[img]http://static.flickr.com/72/210092403_aa541c3e4f.jpg?v=0[/img]
Posted by: Cromlech

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 09 Aug 2006 04:21:00

Thought I'd throw my hat in the ring too...



viking
Posted by: birdsong

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 09 Aug 2006 06:55:00

Wow - I LIKE that a lot! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />
Posted by: Cromlech

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 09 Aug 2006 15:40:00

Cheers BS!

By the same token, I think the designs by Alex and yourself are excellent, both aesthetically and technically.

For me, I spend so much time every day up to my neck in PhotoShop that Illustrator is like a holiday, a breath of fresh air and a lovely slice of mature cheddar all rolled into one...

viking
Posted by: birdsong

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 09 Aug 2006 16:09:00

I'm exactly the opposite!

Illustrator and InDesign are my bedfellows.
I have a random but passionate affair with Photoshop, but we don't spend enough time together.

MacUsers of the world, unite... wink
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 09 Aug 2006 16:27:00

Birdsong, Cromlech, I really love your designs.

The one with the building has thew most fabulous colours.
The red abstract one has something typically Foxxy about it. It reminds me of Metamatic.

I use Quark Xpress, InDesign (which I'm still learning), Illustrator (not very good at it) and Photoshop, which is my best friend (in software terms!)
Posted by: Dadge

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 09 Aug 2006 18:49:00

I like all the ideas posted so far. My attempts to do this kind of thing are severely limited by the software I've got plus my inability even to get the full capabilities out of that! Anyway, this is the first thing that came to mind...

Posted by: Cromlech

Re: "Impossible" - Sun, 13 Aug 2006 17:03:00

Following Dadge's lead:



..and then because of boredom...& mild insomnia...





&



viking

PS: Cheese & pickles at bedtime on a Sat'day Night....baaaad idea...
Posted by: Cromlech

Re: "Impossible" - Sun, 13 Aug 2006 18:22:00

And then - whilst trying to avoid clearing a room, ready for plasterwork to begin - the vaguely humorous:





...and the - frankly - barking (as a tribute to Louis' on-stage bouncing):



viking
Posted by: birdsong

Re: "Impossible" - Mon, 14 Aug 2006 02:52:00

Excellent stuff Cromlech. Utterly hilarious!!!

If your last one had John with only ONE arm raised I think you'd be spot on wink
Posted by: Cromlech

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 15 Aug 2006 02:29:00

Ooooh...

You mean:



viking

PS: Do I truly have this much time on my hands?.....scary!
Posted by: birdsong

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 15 Aug 2006 17:00:00

That's the one!

That's his "ooooh look, I'm playing Underpass live" pose. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />
Posted by: Shadow Man

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 16 Aug 2006 00:16:00

WOW . Cromlech, you made my day! lmao

IT SEEMS WE HAD A LOT OF GOOD ARTISTS HERE ON THE SITE!!! smile

I'm keen to know John had seen these works.

WELL MADE GUYS - I like it!
Posted by: birdsong

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 16 Aug 2006 03:43:00

Talking of artwork, I just hope whatever it is is not done 'on the cheap'. Even my office printer could have put out the artwork for the two recent CDs in colour and on better paper for virtually nothing!!
How many copies were there? 500 of each?
That's less than bugger all.

And take a lesson from CO3 guys with the barcode!
What's that bl**dy great white box and liney thing all about??
Totally ruined it.
Posted by: the church puddle

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 06 Sep 2006 07:32:00

So now it's "From Trash". I can see Cybermen ('60s vintage grainy black-and-white stills), dustbin bags and the Keep Britain Tidy logo. Metallic flowers sprouting from black sacks.
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Thu, 07 Sep 2006 00:00:00

Or a picture of John and Louis unshaven, living in a tatty cardboard box each near an underpass.
Posted by: Cromlech

Re: "Impossible" - Thu, 07 Sep 2006 07:40:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Alex S:
Or a picture of John and Louis unshaven, living in a tatty cardboard box each near an underpass.
"Cardbooord box? Luxury! Eeee I remember t'days: workin' 36 hour day. Gettin' oop 4 hours afore I went t'bed. Rubbin' hot gravel in me 'air for breakfast..." (etc...)

viking
Posted by: Dadge

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 12 Sep 2006 07:55:00

Love your style, Cromlech!
Posted by: Cerise

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 12 Sep 2006 14:05:00

Classic Monty Python! laugh
Posted by: Cromlech

Re: "Impossible" - Tue, 12 Sep 2006 23:49:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Cerise:
Classic Monty Python! laugh
Sadly, I was actually recounting from my memoirs...

"Cromlech: a big stone...thingy..."

Should be available via your local council recycling service, around 3 days after Xmas.*

Published by Hodder & Dodder. Price: f*%k all

viking

PS: Watch out for the sticky turkey bits.... smile
Posted by: Sleepwalker

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 13 Sep 2006 08:13:00

Bloomin' hell they're all great especially Alex S's, Cromlech & Birdsong's...maybe we should get you guys to do the Monument artwork eh!

Rodders is just as good, I have a William Orbit remix CD that he's done and the artwork is fantastic! wink
Posted by: Havocman

Re: "Impossible" - Wed, 13 Sep 2006 16:35:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
Bloomin' hell they're all great especially Alex S's, Cromlech & Birdsong's...maybe we should get you guys to do the Monument artwork eh!
Does this mean that there are going to be some Monument releases then? confused wink
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Thu, 21 Sep 2006 17:15:00

I'd be happy to oblige!
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Thu, 21 Sep 2006 17:18:00

Here's a quick design I did for "From Trash". It's another abstract one, but I had "Friendly FIre" in mind I guess!

Posted by: birdsong

Re: "Impossible" - Fri, 22 Sep 2006 07:29:00

Nice art, but too nice!!!
It's SO not how I see From Trash.

I see
A Blurred Girl
Litter
Stairwells
Junk
Some kind of aural prostitution
P [opc] ornography

Ooh - now there's a line. I'll go with that ... wink
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Fri, 22 Sep 2006 16:47:00

Not so sure about the porn and the prostitute(!) but here's a blurred girl with some trash!!



Posted by: fade to blue

Re: "Impossible" - Fri, 22 Sep 2006 17:26:00

Does anybody know if the original picture of the girl with red lips will still be used for the from trash album, as it fits well with lots of john foxx themes to songs though all hes years of music.

LOL Mike smile
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Fri, 22 Sep 2006 17:31:00

Steve said it was only the promo cover image and was likely to change.

I hope it does change as I don't think it makes an effective cover - better for a back cover or image inside the booklet. It does match many of John's lyrics, like you say, but compared to the covers of TPOE, C&B and TCM it's a bit poor as it is.
Posted by: Dadge

Re: "Impossible" - Fri, 22 Sep 2006 18:25:00

I like those, Alex. smile
Posted by: Alex S

Re: "Impossible" - Fri, 22 Sep 2006 18:32:00

Thanks! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />