Wednesday, 30 November 2011

NEW REMIX SINGLE ARTWORK : britney spears - criminal (remixes)

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : rizzle kicks - mama do the hump

the lads' third single from their debut release...the "polaroid as cover artwork" has been done many a time, but it still manages to feel well done :) and at least they've kept the theme throughout all the singles artwork!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

DISCOVERED : aura dione - geronimo

a danish singer/songwriter, whose folky pop has propelled her to the top of the charts in austria and germany, has recently released her second album which spawned the single 'geronimo'. the artwork really shone out to me (mainly because of that logo, loving how they've switched up the letterforms!), the colours and image really work as well.
check her out :)

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : dawn richard - december sky

so dawn's releasing a holiday single...and look at the ominously dark artwork! completely flipping the usual for holiday time covers, i like it :) hoping the song matches up, have a feeling it'll have a skylar grey/'coming home' vibe maybe...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

NEW LOGO ARTWORK : rihanna for armani

and in another rihanna-related post, here is the logo icon for ri's latest business venture, this time into the fashion world alongside armani with her 'capsule collection'. love me some of that "R" logo!!

! updated ! NEW LIMITED EDITION ARTWORK : rihanna - talk that talk (the rihanna navy box & navy officer's chest)

UPDATE : check out my full cover-to-cover post of the 'navy officer's chest' here!

so i've already posted about these AWESOME new box sets from riri and now more images have emerged of some of the contents and packaging! look below to see the officer's cap (included in both pieces) and the dee-lightful packaging of the 'navy officer's chest' (which will also include a key and lock)! so far the detailing is looking spot-on throughout both pieces (lots of incorporation of the "R" logo, which me likes) and i'm hoping the materials are top quality too...i'll obviously be posting a full report once my copy arrives, but for now check these outttt:

Saturday, 26 November 2011

COMPETITION : shontelle wants you to design her next single artwork!

so earlier this week saw the unveiling of shontelle's latest jam 'ten to one' (which is awesomely loverly goodness!) and i thought the artwork would soon didn't. BUT moments ago, shonny announced via twitter that she was going to run a competition to allow fans to design the cover artwork!!! as in the real, official, used for the promo rounds and itunes and stuff, cover artwork! wow! amazing! dee-lightful! sooo, if you're up for it send all submissions to:

so, what are you waiting for?? you have until december 5th...GET CRACKING AND GET CREATIVE :D

THE WEEK'S MOST POPULAR! - 20th / 26th november

with the release of the lads' debut album, there's been a lot of interest in the limited edition of the album (only available form their website). well done 1D on what i'm assuming will be tomorrows number one album...

a resurgence of interest into guetty's latest single with usher (especially the release of the single's remixes), really liked the artwork for this era! now hoping he releases 'turn me on' avec ms. minaj!

slight slip in views of lab's latest smash...though still enough to get him into the most popular this week! looking forward to the next single and then album release :)

with the release of cher's album 'sticks + stones' this month, lots of people been looking out for her second single from her debut :) lots of people entering into her 'design a CD cover' competition as well!

and the third new entry this week, from pro green and ms. emeli sandé! loving this single (his most successful to date). really enjoyed the artwork for this era, a lot more sophisticated and put together than his first album. WELL DONE PROF'!

and that was this week's 'most popular!' :) see you next time!

Friday, 25 November 2011

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : sean paul - she doesn't mind

photoshop special here...hmm, not mad keen on the type of 'she doesn't mind' and the images have been a tad overdone...but the song is still pretty good :)

! updated ! NEW LIMITED EDITION ARTWORK : kylie minogue - aphrodite (the goddess edition) (woven book bag)

UPDATE : check out my full post with HQ photos here!

earlier this week i posted an updated preview video of the elusive 'aphrodite (the goddess edition). now it has surfaced that the beautiful edition will not only be housed in a hard case, but the whole thing will be held in a protective woven book bag (which has one of jon zhu's amazing illustrations stitched into it). i think they're adding more and more features to satisfy the restless fans awaiting the piece... for me, i can keep waiting, just knowing that someday i will have it in my hands!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : natalia kills - kill my boyfriend

love love LOVE this, kills be killing it right hurrr! the clashing colours, the understated collage around the type, the photo of natalie... LOVE! people can moan and bitch about how original they think she is or isn't, but you can't deny she holds her own visually, the fashion, the videos and (definitely) the artwork. sit back and enjoy :)

NEW DELUXE EDITION ARTWORK : david guetta - nothing but the beat (deluxe edition)

released at the end of november it will include the 2-disc standard edition PLUS a third 'party mix', a disc of the album's singles remixed! it is being listed as a boxset, so i'm thinking it's going to be a guetta special, big box with lots of trimmings :)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

VIDEO : updated preview of kylie's 'aphrodite (the goddess edition)'

UPDATE : SHE HAS ARRIVED! check out my full post on my copy of the limited edition (with HQ photos) here!

so it's been pushed back to the end of december :(:(:(:( to tide us over (for that little bit longer), a second preview video has been released, showing an updated layout and also that the book will now come in a slipcase as well! i've only allowed myself to look at a few frames of this updated preview video... as i want to wait for the grand unveiling when i finally get mine in my hands! the piece is soon to be shipped out to the 1000 lucky fans, but if you want to wreck the surprise, take a look below...

also check out the behind the scenes website, chronicling the design and manufacture of the limited edition piece here.

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : chris brown - strip (ft. kevin "k-mac" mccall)


next year kylie is releasing a special compilation album, full of orchestral versions of her greatest hits, to celebrate her 25 years in the music industry! to begin that campaign kyles unveiled her latest logo 'k25' :) me likes, looks like another "adjective noun" success!

NEW EP ARTWORK : lady gaga - a very gaga holiday

deeeeeee-lightful! in conjunction with her thanksgiving special 'a very gaga thanksgiving', the gargs is to release a special EP to celebrate the holidays! THIS is how to do a christmas-themed artwork, blending the right mix of tacky and underdone. me like.

NEW REMIX SINGLE ARTWORK : katy perry - the one that got away (the remixes)

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : mariah carey - when christmas comes (ft. john legend)

and the christmas single/album campaigns begin!..bringing with it some not-at-all-tacky artworks...this ones a corker, i like the not-overdone use of red and the wreaths (naaaaaat!)

! updated ! NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : jessie j - who you are

i knew the other artwork wasn't official! (check out the fake here) and check the real, dee-lightful cover for her latest single below :) (kinda keeping it in the same simple layout as the 'domino' artwork methinks, nice enough, but doesn't blow me away)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

NEW REMIX SINGLE ARTWORK : the saturdays - my heart takes over (the remixes)

NEW LIMITED EDITION ARTWORK : rihanna - talk that talk (the rihanna navy box & navy officer's chest)

UPDATE : check out my full cover-to-cover post of the 'navy officer's chest' here!

THIS IS WHAT WE WERE WAITING FOR!! so along with the standard and deluxe editions of the latest rih-lease, there will be two uber-limited (only 500 of each) packages. it seems as though she took notes from the questionnaire released a few months ago about an up-and-coming rihanna special edition, as a few of the items featured in the questions have emerged in these beee-autiful pieces! let's dive in and check them outtttt:

the less expensive of the two, the 'talk that talk (the rihanna navy box)':

set to include: an officer's hat (amazing!), a jewellery case (shaped as a water-mine, containing a pin holding three 'unique collectible charms'), a Navy patch and a deluxe edition of the 'talk that talk' album. you can see by the image (below) that the edition of the album has a new that just to add to the navy feel or will fans be treated to completely new artwork for the album?? loving the fact they are going all out with the navy feel! all housed in a specially designed box and individually numbered.

and now to the masterpiece of rihanna deluxe edition-ness that we have ever seen! welcome the 'talk that talk (navy officer's chest)'....take a moment...breathe...

and now look what it includes: the deluxe edition of the album, the officer's hat, navy patch and collectible charms (with pin) that is also included in 'the rihanna navy box', but also: an "r" logo usb drive, a flight pin, a luggage tag, a tabloid newspaper including never before seen images and an autographed Navy membership card. all of this will be housed in a specially designed chest packaging (with a special key to unlock the piece) and will be individually numbered.

PHEW! amazing. awesome. absolute Navy madness going on up in herrrr'! haha, really excited to see how these turn out in the flesh, hoping for a well crafted, intricate attention to detail piece a la gaga, rather then a haphazard, rushed deluxe piece a la minaj... we will see!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

NEW ALBUM ARTWORK : one direction - up all night (hmv exclusive slipcases)

very much like the saturdays have done with their 'on your radar' release, one direction are joining forces with hmv and releasing individual slipcases (sporting each member of 1D) for their debut album 'up all night'...check 'em out:

THE WEEK'S MOST POPULAR! - 13th / 19th november

our number one cover is a non-mover! ayyy lot of people still checking for this artwork, it's still holding strong in the charts as well. well done lab!

lot's of riri's navy looking out for her special edition album packages...gearing up for 'talk that talk's deluxe package no doubt :D

lot's of fans gearing up for 1D's debut album...especially the limited edition version of the album!

people still checking for tinch's new song :)

another new entry! i think her performance of her latest song on x factor UK spurred interest in the fans to check out the artwork :)

but! an updated version of the cover was uploaded to the song's itunes page...check out my thoughts on the changes here.

and that was this week's 'most popular!' :D

Friday, 18 November 2011

! updated ! NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : nicole scherzinger - try with me

this is the artwork appearing on the song's itunes... i don't like the use of white on the type, it drowns out the shapes of the letters against the stone wall. much prefer the original.

! updated ! NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : anjulie - stand behind the music

here's the full size cover :)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : anjulie - stand behind the music (snippet)

my new fave :) check out her other latest release 'brand new chick'. loving that image and the set up of the whole visual! :D
p.s. will update when full cover is released.

UPDATE : here's the full size cover.

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : - t.h.e (the hardest ever)

the single is said to be from his forthcoming sophomore album and will feature jennifer lopez and mick jagger (i know right??!!). you can see he's carrying on the peas futuristic look of 'the e.n.d.'/'the beginning' eras... especially with his new logo, bottom right. you like it?

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

NEW ALBUM ARTWORK : t-pain - revolver

hmmm... not completely sure how i feel about the look of this :/ i think what makes me uneasy is that when i first saw it, i had to double check it wasn't a fan made. i think that jump off point makes me question how strong it is... the visual just feels weak. kind of because of the "many sides of me", overused concept (everyone from queen latifah to p diddy has bled that one dry) and kind of because of the "meh" logos and type... especially after how strong the 'three ringz' artwork was! does it scream mixtape to anyone else?

Monday, 14 November 2011

! updated ! NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : rebecca ferguson - nothing's real but love

a second cover has been unveiled for becca's debut single, check out the original as well :) love her...but these covers are leaving me cold :/ feeling the singles more than the album artwork though...

UPDATE : the cover below appears on the single's itunes pre-order page, so i'm assuming this is the official artwork, y'all.

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : nicola roberts - yo-yo

nix is slaaaaying me with her solo artwork, absolutely loving the images and type! everything is so on point (and the music is amazing to boot!). well done ginge!!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

DISCOVERED : anjulie - brand new chick/bitch

originally posted about anjulie as part of my post on doctor rosen rosen (an up and coming producer), who released an EP 'girls volume 1', featuring some new pop maidens to look out for. anjulie was one of them and here is her newest pop tart 'brand new chick' or 'brand new bitch'...i'm sure you know what the differences are :) check out the artwork and look out for this lady!

! updated ! NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : taio cruz - troublemaker

a second cover has arisen for this taio single (still not completely sure what the lead single is for his new album...) check out the original here.