Friday’s favorite things: May 13th

Colm Larkin

May 13, 2016

Every Friday we round up some of our favorite finds on the web, from illustrations and videos to fonts and photography. This week, we rocked out to album artwork.

A terrible beauty is drawn
In 2014, The Decemberists ended a two-year hiatus with the release of the band’s seventh studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. For the cover art, they turned to children’s illustrator Carson Ellis, who created this gorgeous geometric sleeve.

The Decemberists album cover by Carson Ellis

Donwood done good
Artist and writer Stanley Donwood has worked with Radiohead since producing the cover art for the band’s 1994 single, My Iron Lung. Now Radiohead is back with A Moon Shaped Pool – its first album since 2011’s King of Limbs – so Donwood also returned to create this beautiful cover.

A Moon Shaped Pool artwork by Stanley Donwood

Great British Blake off
British electronic musician James Blake turned to his namesake, Quentin Blake, to create the artwork for his new album, The Colour in Anything. Blake the illustrator is best known for his work with children’s author, Roald Dahl and the album cover showcases his unmistakable style.

James Blake artwork by Quentin Blake

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