Our pals in Death Cab for Cutie revealed the title and cover art for their forthcoming album, to be released March 31.
(I've heard the record and it's truly stunning, full of soul and subtle complexity.)
"The album's called Kintsugi," bassist Nick Harmer told Rolling Stone. "It's a Japanese style of art where they take fractured, broken ceramics and put them back together with very obvious, real gold. It's making the repair of an object a visual part of its history. That resonated with us as a philosophy, and it connected to a lot of what we were going through, both professionally and personally."
The hypertalented team at Hum Creative, led by Kate Harmer, designed the Kintsugi packaging and posted on their site about the creative process working with Seattle artist Joe Rudko who made the cover artwork. From Hum Creative:
(Rudko) created this photographic kintsugi by running the photo through a shredder, and then rearranged the shreds, connecting them with spotting pen. “The process is about tapping into new ways of seeing the same thing. Lately I’ve been using paper shredders in the studio as a means of fragmenting images. I like the idea of breaking apart a mechanically produced photograph with an equally mechanical tool, and then finding an alternative logic to restructure the image. I used photographic spotting pens, a tool designed to correct analog photographs, as the drawing medium.”
Creative Process || Joe Rudko’s Art on Death Cab for Cutie’s “Kintsugi” (Hum Creative)
In the early 1990s, the burgeoning black metal scene in Norway was plagued with jealousy, violence, arson, and eventually murder. Lords of Chaos, named after Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind’s excellent non-fiction book, is a new film coming to theaters February 8 that tells the story of those loud, weird, dark times. Jonas Åkerlund directs […]
It’s a very expensive wee gadget, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 [Amazon link; a used one from eBay is much cheaper]! Yuri Wong is an expert with its sampling and sequencing tools, and this video he uploaded is a fascinating illustration of how powerful and approachable they are. Download the mp3: https://gum.co/imadude [Logic Project download link […]
At last night’s “I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” concert in Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus belted out Temple of the Dog’s “Say Hello 2 Heaven” backed up by Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Josh Freese and Brendan O’Brien. By all accounts, Cyrus’s surprisingly fierce performance was a highlight […]
Still determined to keep those New Year’s health resolutions? If you’re going to stick with the exercise plan, it’s enough of a challenge to budget your time. No need for your financial budget to take a hit, too. Here’s a more convenient – and cheaper – alternative to a gym membership or Peloton bike: Two […]
Want a career in web design? It’s true that these days, most anyone can throw up a page or two. But for true workhorse web design, you’ll sometimes need to match the platform to the project. Enter the Complete Front-End Developer Bundle, an educational grand tour around the best tools for the web. For beginners, […]
Things move fast in the world of social media, and they don’t slow down for marketers looking to make an impact. Whether you’re grabbing eyeballs for a major company or a local business, you’ll need to adjust your strategy for every platform. Don’t have a strategy to begin with? That’s where the Social Media Marketing […]