The two rules of amateur music production: 1) Anything can be recorded reasonably well with an SM57. 2) You can never own too many instruments.
Look at the covers of all your favorite metal albums. While they'll probably fall into a few different schools of design, you can bet not a single one looks like anything that came out of the 1950s jazz scene. But judging from Brazilian designer Rafael Melandi's redesigns—maybe they should have.
These amazing, almost 100-year old covers of the weekly French magazine Le Petite Journal are from the online collection of the french National Library. They show what were the most exciting innovations of the 1920s, and how people in Europe imagined the future of technology and science.
Ebooks are convenient and all, but there's nothing quite like an awesome, physical book cover to really get you stoked to dive into a old-school tome. The words inside are important, but there's something to be said for a really nice piece of shelf-candy too.
Recently, two seemingly contradictory pieces of copyright law have popped up in the news. One is the case of Jonathan Coulton, whose arrangement of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" was lifted by the producers of Glee. Another is the recent case of a car customizer who was barred from making Batmobiles by a District…
The Pulp-O-Mizer Pulp Magazine Cover Generator lets you play editor of your own retrofuturistic magazine, with titles like Enormous Stories, Hearts and Pistons, and What in the Blue Blazes. It's a fun weekend time waster that lets you dream up strange story titles and taglines and then customize your cover…
One of the hallmarks of Dave McKean's early Sandman covers were the photographic elements framing the central painting, as if you'd stumbled across the piece hanging in curio cabinet or against an overstuffed bookshelf. But before Photoshop made adding these elements as simple as clicking a mouse, McKean decided not…
With her irresistible charms and super-spy lifestyle, Natasha Romanov would be the perfect subject of her own line of pulpy novels. Cartoonist Jon Morris dreams up covers for Black Widow thrillers authored by spy novelist Donald Hamilton.
The worst album covers of all time made me miss the good old times of record shops. These books—some of them fake—just scare me. They scare me because, with the advent of personal digital book publishing, things are probably going to get even worse.
All this digital music stuff has destroyed one of my old guilty pleasures. No, not listening all day long to the warm sound, the pops and crackles of Delicate Sound of Thunder on my father's big cans. I'm talking about flipping through album covers at record stores.
This tumblr is genius, in a disturbingly macabre way: Jean-Marie Delbes and Hatim El Hihi are photoshopping dead band members out of famous album covers. The results are oh-so-perfect and weird. Eternity was never so ephemeral.
The Kindle Fire's not even a day old, but Amazon's already pretty packed full of covers and sleeves. And with the Fire shipping today—a day early—we've rounded up some of the best to fit your particular needs.
Oh God. Why would they do such horrific things to a beautiful iPad 2? It's like a child to me. And here they are, subjecting it to unforgivably brutal impact tests, just to see how well the Smart Cover protects.
Let's pause (paws?) briefly to appreciate this oddly enjoyable cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" made entirely with iPad apps, including an app called Cat Piano playing the vocal melody. As YouTube commenter miesvanderrobot notes, it's "actually surprisingly apt." [YouTube]
Megan Burns' art spoofs and celebrates the sexiness of space opera. Her new gallery show, opening tomorrow in New York, pays homage to paperback book covers and comic book art, with hypnorays, alien life forms, and beautiful bodies. Possibly NSFW?
Terra was the most important postwar science fiction magazine in West Germany — and its covers were bursting with strange monsters and weird struggles in outer space. The Monster Brains blog has gathered some of the greatest monster-focused covers.
Axe Cop, the webcomic created by a six-year-old and his 29-year-old artist brother, is now getting the comic book treatment from Dark Horse. Here's an exclusive first look at the cover for Axe Cop's upcoming miniseries, Bad Guy Earth.