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Old 10-16-2019, 12:29 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
i think the art direction has suffered from quite some time now.

the oblivion with bells era, which was a nod back to their first album look,
was pretty good.

the riverrun era was awesome, but it was great typesetting look which was done
also.

never did like the two months off, a hundred days off era or most of anything
after that.

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Old 10-16-2019, 01:21 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
I kinda liked the Barking cover. not exactly easy on the eyes but its a fun one to stare at for a while


BBWFASF cover is a bit blah to me. nice but doesn't have the "Underworld" style to it


the artwork for the Drift series is strange. it feels like the stuff that Microsoft automatically puts on your lock screen. or maybe the still images they use to show off TVs in-store.


that said I'd say LCD Soundsystem's American Dream is still the low watermark for this sort of thing
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:23 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
I loved the Oblivion/RiverRun era of art coming out of Tomato/Warwicker. You can see a ton of it in the Books of Jam from the time. I wasn't in love with the AHDO or Barking looks, but they did have a distinctive look and a thoughtfulness to how they were deployed. I thought Barbara was quite nice, which I gather was Simon Taylor's doing. I think some of Simon's work on the Drift videos has been excellent but I'm truly not getting what they're going for with the sleeve art. All the graphic design for this stuff feels rushed and amateurish, which breaks my heart to say.
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:47 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
I love the Drift artwork (except the album cover). All the other artworks for the Drift EPs/singles/songs are excellent. I hope these cover arts will be in the book!
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:21 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
I found the Barbara artwork a bit disappointing because I could imagine it as a cover for a huge number of artists, which is something that had never happened with Underworld before. Their art always has a certain idiosyncratic 'oddness' to it which was lacking in the Barbara cover, and also to an extent the Drift cover, although it does have a certain 'er, what?' charm to it in itself.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:04 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
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Their art always has a certain idiosyncratic 'oddness' to it which was lacking in the Barbara cover, and also to an extent the Drift cover, although it does have a certain 'er, what?' charm to it in itself.
Yes, this. I love the graphic identity of everything up to BBWFASF. Not always my favorite style (Barking era art was a mess, but a fun mess!) But distinctively UW/Tomato. Barbara just looks generic.

Drift episode art has had an identity given the italicised common font and square photo. It's very "in your face" or bold, and so is the sampler cover. But the dog is just sort of random, and im still bothered that it's right (your left) shoulder doesn't show through the R. Not s great compositing job.

I'd rather the artwork feature something interesting from one if Taylor's videos. Lots of cool images in there that better fit the music than a happy (?) dog.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:15 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
The Drift book is stunning! And it has artworks for the Drift tracks as I wished.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:21 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
wait, you got it already?
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:36 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
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wait, you got it already?
There's a link to a video in the mail sent out today
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:47 PM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
Oddly I've not gotten today's email yet. Not sure why. sad.
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