November 5, 2009

Wu-Tang album covers redesigned as Blue Note album covers

Filed under: Artists, Entertainment, Internet — Jonathan @ 1:02 pm

Untitled-1Blue Note Records is a jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. Historically, Blue Note has principally been associated with the “hard bop” style of jazz (mixing bebop with other forms of music including soul, blues, rhythm and blues and gospel). In 1956, Blue Note employed Reid Miles, an artist who worked for Esquire magazine. The cover art produced by Miles, often featuring Wolff’s photographs of musicians in the studio, was as influential in the world of graphic design as the music within would be in the world of jazz. Under Miles, Blue Note was known for their striking and unusual album cover designs. Miles’ graphical design was distinguished by its tinted black and white photographs, creative use of sans-serif typefaces, and restricted color palette (often black and white with a single color), and frequent use of solid rectangular bands of color or white, influenced by the Bauhaus school of design.

With The Wu-Note Project, Logan Walters redesigned the classic Wu-Tang Clan albums in the fashion of this Blue Note design. Amazing.

The Wu-Note Project: link

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