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Les Ondes Silencieuses by Colleen

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I haven’t heard this album, the most recent by French musician Colleen (although YouTube has a couple of tracks), it’s being posted here for the Beardsley-esque art. Or is it Bradley-esque, since the bold outlines perhaps owe something to the great Will? Whatever the inspiration, the artist responsible is Iker Spozio whose other music-related commissions can be seen on his Flickr pages, including the original drawing for this CD minus the text boxes.

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For earlier examples of the Beardsley influence in album design there’s this post from a couple of years ago. I’d still like to know the artist responsible for the cover of the Gabor Szabo album, Dreams. If anyone has a clue, please leave a comment.

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The album covers archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Bradley does Beardsley
Aubrey Beardsley’s musical afterlife

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Krzysztof

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    According to some sources (e.g. http://fredfades.goodshitradio.com/?p=5 ), Dreams’ cover was designed by David Stahlberg.

    By the way, I like very much your works and your website. Kindest regards, Krzysztof

  2. #2 posted by John

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    That’s great, thanks for the link. I can’t have been searching thoroughly enough since that page has been there for a while. It’s also featured in this book of jazz cover designs.

  3. #3 posted by lord cornelius plum

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    Iker Spizio was responsible for the covers and interior art for the last few issues of the much missed Ptolemaic Terrascope. Wonderful Art Noveau / Stanley Mouse inspired work.
    The Szabo album is a great listen as well as looking amazing.

  4. #4 posted by John

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    Yes, looking at his art pages I recognised a couple of things, one of them a Delia Derbyshire cover which appeared here a few years back.

  5. #6 posted by O

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    I mean for Gabor Szabo’s Dreams’ coverart

 


 

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