Randonisation #39 – Pink Floyd Experiment #3

So I think this will be it for pink floyd/ david gilmour experiments for a while.  New experiments to begin next week.

Heres a quick break down of what i used to make up the back grounds, because process is always fun.  Photos were taken on my 2nd Eurotrip. more visible when you click on it.

 

If anyone ever wants to play some photoshop tennis, let me know!

Randonisation #38 – Pink Floyd Experiment number 2

One of my favorite things about design, is that if you take a project, complete it, then start from scratch again, odds are you will like it even better.  My new goal is to make a new one of these every day (every day ish), and see what happens, and like i said, it’s a good little lunch break activity from the regular grind.

Randonisation #37 – Pink Floyd Experiment #1

I try to keep doing little side projects for fun, just to escape the repetitiveness that my regular work can often bring.  Heres a little photoshop experimentation with the David Gilmour illustration i posted earlier.  The lyric comes from the song “remember a day”, a classic. It started to get a sort of comic book feel as the layers started to develop.  more experiments to follow.

 

Randonisation #35 – David Gilmour

While packing up some of my belongings, I came across this illustration of David Gilmour I did while at Grant MacEwan.  I had completely forgotten about it, but it brought back some good memories of the amazing life of being a student.  Miss those days alot.  I love the rigidness of it, came out looking pretty ‘dark’, and I love how these kinds of illustrations come together when you take a few steps back.  I hope to do some sort of poster or something with this in the future.

Pink Floyd, I love you.

Randonisation #17 – Storm Thorgerson

“Picture a ball in your mind and you will notice that you cannot see the back side, so it could be only half a ball – visually speaking half a ball is as good as a whole one”  – Storm Thorgerson

So tonight is a friday night.  All of my friends are out celebrating Tim’s birthday, but I am here, alone, in Saskatoon.  I decided it would be good for me to stay here this weekend so I could focus on getting everything I need ready for grad show at the end of the month.  Needless to say, I am here all alone, feeling rather bored.

To curb my boredom, I watched “The Science of Sleep”, which I highly recommend.  All of the dream sequences etc. ended up reminding me of the surrealists.  I was huge into Magritte and Dali back in junior high already, and only recently learned of all the dream symbolism in dali’s paintings.  Pretty crazy/awesome stuff.

All this leads me to the subject of the blog.  Storm Thorgerson, who I have decided is the “surrealist” of the album design world.  I first read his name on the back of “dark side of the moon”, and became a fan instantly, discovering he had done the majority of floyds design work, as well as a couple Zeppelin sleeves, muse, and many many more.  pretty awesome stuff, and you should check out his site.  Here are a few you may recognize, Cranberries – Bury the Hatchet, Pink Floyd – A Momentary LApse in Reason, Pink Floyd – The Division Bell, and Muse – Absolution. The Momentary Lapse of Reason photo was not cg, they actually brought in hundreds of perfectly made beds and put them on the beach.  Pretty epic stuff.