Thursday, December 30, 2004

Cover to cover.

The top 20 album covers list in a previous post makes us long for an album cover database that collects and codifies homages through the ages, the central example for which is:
this and this.

Sonny Rollins begets Joe Jackson.
Kinks become Sleater-Kinney.
And on it goes.

Shouldn't there be --- is there? --- a book devoted to this alternate history of influence? Or a web site at least. For starters we found this Barbelith thread, which isn't bad [Pat Cooper -- A-list, baby!]. Reid Miles, the main main behind Blue Note's unmistakably graphic look, is alone is responsible for a ridiculous number of design ripoffs. And we mean that in a good way.


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