Weapon Of Beauty

Ladytron vs Goose – the album cover remix
May 23, 2011, 12:46 pm
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A follow-up on the follow-up.
After seeing my previous post, George Yanakiev got his hands dirty and mixed Ladytron’s new album cover with Goose’s “Synrise”. Proportions turned out to be perfectly equal…

(photo via georgetheniteversion)


Hipgnosis versus Neil Krug

A little follow-up post to the previous Ladytron post.  Last week Pitchfork premiered the new Ladytron album  cover (made by Neil Krug) and quite rightly pointed out that it looks quite a bit like something that might have come from the Hipgnosis design team (famous for their covers for Pink Floyd, Muse,…).
They should have put it next to the cover of the 2010 ‘Synrise’ album by GOOSE album which was actually designed by Hipgnosis. The similarities are quite striking.

Ladytron: Gravity The Seducer

GOOSE: Synrise

While I had a further look at Krug’s work I even found a second Hipgnosis rip-off.
Neil Krug:

Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy

Coincidence or not?
That said, I quite like Neil Krug’s work.
It’s heavily based on the whole Polaroid retro color scheme.
Check out his work here: http://www.neilkrug.com

Ladytron release White Elephants
May 20, 2011, 10:41 am
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Ladytron are gearing up for the release of a new studio album ‘Gravity The Seducer’ on September 12.
Last year we got a first track ‘Ace of Hz’, now there’s a second single ‘White Elephant’s. It’s a bit Ladytron by numbers I’m afraid. I’d like to see them push the boundaries again, like they did with ‘Witching Hour’, an album that was quite a shift from what they had released before.
Listen to ‘White Elephants’ here: