Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Have you ever wondered what inspired the images on your favorite album covers? With Uncovered, we discuss the stories behind the artwork with the people who made them. This week, we talk with Cliff Cramp, the artist responsible for the cover of the new Plain White T’s album, The Wonders of the Younger.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Creating Musical Art
Artist Creates Cover to Represent Band's Latest Album
If a picture is worth a thousand words, an illustration used for the cover of an album surely must say that and more.
And musicians, as artists themselves, know that the artwork must represent the band as well as the music.
So when Plain White T’s was creating their latest album, they spent time thinking of what they wanted to say and how they wanted it recreated on the CD cover. They even drafted a rough sketch while on a plane flight that their record label, Hollywood Records, used when contacting Cliff Cramp, professor of art, about bringing the band’s vision to life.
The result will be seen when the Grammy Award-nominated band releases its latest album, “Wonders of the Younger,” Dec. 8. Not only is Cramp’s work on the cover, it is used for the album booklet boxed with the CD.
“The communication was excellent between all those involved,” said Cramp, a Cal State Fullerton alumnus with a BFA and MFA in illustration. “That, and the theme, made this a really fun project to work on.”
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Hollywood Records has a new release date for the Plain White T's latest CD WondersOf The Younger. December 7th. It was fun to work on the cover and the interior illustrations. Sorry, the the interiors can't be shown until it's released.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
I was recently given an Ipad to test. I downloaded 3 apps to sketch with; Sketchbook Mobile, Brushes, and Sketchbook Pro.This sketch was done in the Dr.'s office while I waited to see if I broke my elbow. Sketched in the app Brushes. This is my first ipad attempt at painting. They should get better as I get more comfortable with the apps.
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This project was a lot of fun. Hollywood Records approached me to do the Plain White T's cover art for their upcoming release of "Wonders of the Younger". Due out on October 18th. You can pre-order it here. I hope to work with Hollywood Records again because the process on this project went soooo smooth.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Just sent off the Illustrations today. I've been working with Hollywood Records on the CD cover and booklet art for the new "Plain White T's" CD. They were nominated for a Grammy for "Hey There Delilah". The new CD release is in 6 weeks. This is their new single
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Clone Troopers VS Buzz Lightyear VS ? VS? (I don't know these people)
Doug TenNapel animating his sale. His new book Ghostopolis sold out by Friday midday. Got my copy early :-)
Ethan Nicole (eef) - creator of the internet sensation Axe Cop http://axecop.com/
Mike Daley at Blue Sky
Colorist Doug Sirois