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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Album Cover Art - Lil' Louis: French Kiss #IntoFreshThings


            Once again, going with the minimalist theme, which is just my thing, for this notorious track, Lil' Louis' "French Kiss" to give it the 80's, American Psycho aesthetic that was so prevalent at he time. 

            If you were around house music back in the late 80's, you're gonna be familiar with this club banger that scandalously featured the recording of a live oral sex session.  It was recently sampled most effectively by Lil' Kim on the track she sampled it for "Custom Made".

            I thought it would be cool to use the lips in a special way to symbolize both the parts required in this very special and intimate act in the art of lovemaking to make it a wink to those who both know the track and/or know what the visual means while keeping it mysterious for those too young to be exposed to it.

            It's a great track and I think it's one of my favourite cover designs.

Simon Thompson

Monday, September 18, 2023

Kero Uno - Fuzzy ft. Steven Park (Official Music Video) #PhreshRock #RockVision

Criminology Album Cover Art #IntoFreshThings


            Now, there's no way that Al Pacino would ever go for this but if I had ever had the opportunity to create an album cover for this single, this is how I would do it.

            The cover of the album had this colour tone to it so i would keep it the same with the lead single so that the viewer upon seeing it would already be familiar with it.  

            Scarface is not one of my favourite movies.  I, frankly think it's kinda overrated but the cinematography and some of the viusals and the music was very ungangster movie like.  It's a big deal in the hip hop community, more so I think to 90's Hip Hop heads than anyone else in the culture but it's still somewhat iconic just because of the that.

            I think a lot of people would have gone with the final scene where he's in his house and he's got his big machine gun and he's taking on all the intruders but I think that this photo really captures the story of the movie.  

            Whatever your opinion of Tony Montana may be, there's no denying the presence and visual virility of the film.