The music business may be mainly about downloads these days, but a decent album cover design remains vital to the success of a new release, and a recent revival in vinyl has guaranteed a future for the discipline. Every week we'll be picking our favourite new album artwork, and today we take a look at 'Big TV (opens in new tab)' from White Lies (opens in new tab).
This is the third full length album from the British band, who have had previous successes with 'To Lose My Life...' and 'Ritual'. Here, they enlisted the help of New York based painter Michael Kagan (opens in new tab) for the album's artwork. Entitled 'Pilot 2 (opens in new tab)', the painting is used as the main image, whilst three additional paintings feature inside the album.
Studying at The George Washington University before heading to the New York Academy of Art, Kagan has worked with a number of big-name clients and has been exhibited numerous times. His colourful creations work effortlessly with the band's aesthetic and make for a truly stunning output.
See more paintings over on Michael Kagan's website (opens in new tab).
Words: Sammy Maine (opens in new tab)
Sammy Maine is the reporter at Creative Bloq and has also written for the likes of Computer Arts, HUCK magazine and SFX magazine.
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