Monday, 6 August 2007

craft and the art of cd covers

Have you noticed the number of cd covers over the last year and a bit that are craft based?

One of my all time favs is the Richard Buckner 'Meadow' cover (and yes I have a huge crush on the man, too, so I feel like in complete stalkerness, he had this cover made with me in mind), fantastic stitching and faded fabrics. Did you know I really hate twee quilting but love 'boro' style stitching? Some would say boro=quilting, but I say there is more to it than that. I know what it is- I like quilting if it is used as a means of holding together recycled fabric, when its all store bought fabric and precise it makes my toes curl.

This is Okkervil Rivers new cover, all tapestry style stitching on canvas. Pop passed Polyester Records window to see a blown-up version. Cool

And from the Princess of Folk herself, Joanna Newsome's first album, 'The Milk-eyed Mender'.

I also love the backs on both Joanna's and Buck's cds, do yourself a favour and check 'em out.
And there are more out there. I almost bought one just because I like the crafty cover.


  1. totally with you on the store bought and precise.

    My toes are curling just thinking about it.

  2. it also makes my teeth ache

  3. i feel nauseas discussing it
    or i'll have to get a bucket


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