Monday, October 11, 2010


I am here. I am in Boston. Right now, as I write this, I am in Boston, Massachusetts. It happened so fast that I barely believe I'm here, but after 13 hours of driving (there is a reason I'm a disoriented artist) over two days, I AM IN BOSTON! I actually got here on Friday but had to unpack and all of that. I know it's been over two weeks since my last post but I'm back and better then ever!

Great poster by Ork Posters, they have a bunch of other cities too!

Today was my first meeting with my boss at my internship and I think I'm really going to like it there. For those of you wondering what my internship is here is a brief overview. I'm interning for a Boston based DJ, doing all sorts of graphic design projects for him. He owns his own DJ/production company and an event promotion company. He is also working on setting up a DJ collective that consists of three DJ's, the twist being that the three DJ's are really just all him with a different identity for the three different genres of music he will play. I don't know if I explained that quite right but I hope you get the idea. Anyway, that's where I come in. I, along with his other graphic design intern, will be creating a site for each of the three identities as well as a site for the collective.  It's going to be a lot of work but he really wants sites that are creative and fun so I can't wait.

Beat Train Productions (the NY branch)

In honor of my new musically inspired internship I thought the second half of this post should be about some album art. I've always loved album art, I think that it is one of the best way to be a commercial designer but still have a ton of freedom to be creative and experiment. My boss had a bunch of old album covers framed in his studio which I thought was very fitting and looked great. Here are a few album covers that I personally adore.

The Decemberists- The Crane Wife
Illustration is by Carson Ellis
The Decemberists- 5 Songs
Illustration is by 
Carson Ellis
Santogold- Self-titled

Tilly and the Wall- Bottoms of Barrels

The Black Keys- Brothers (just in case you weren't sure)

Ben Kweller- Sha Sha

She & Him- Volume Two

It's alive!!! I'm not such a fan of the color scheme or even the pattern but I do love how trippy it is.
Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion

Now I do realize I left out the classics but everyone has seen those a thousand times, so why should I repost? And these are also mostly from music I listen to, so I'm probably a little biased, but it's my blog so that's the point I guess. It's a very diverse group but I think they all have something that really makes them stand out. What's your favorite album cover of the moment?

May X never mark just one spot!


1 comment:

Jessie-Lee said...

Yay! For Boston! I am so excited you are there, enjoying yourself no less. And I am VERY glad you are back to posting. I missed you.